Gathering photos of my vacation knitting, I realized that I’m kind of vibrating between projects rather than pumping out finished objects. Ah, well, they did suit their own purposes.
Like instant semi-mindless, second glass of wine of the night knitting while hanging out at the beach house (Hemlock Ring Blanket).
Or focused, early morning quiet before everyone is up knitting (Hanemi shawl).
Or beach knitting that reflects the colors of the surf, kind of a sea shell (Tune).
Or reflective and beautiful, for enjoying the moment (Rimfrost).
I guess I took enough knitting along that I felt no need to acquire fiber, despite the wool farm and alpaca ranch on the island. That didn’t keep me from being delighted to come home to my birthday box from you.
Whether you did or not, thank you for these and for the other knitterly goodies you tucked in the box.
I also came home to the singles I had spun from Erica’s gift of handpainted fiber. I finished plying them today and I think I’ve found my state fair spinning entry. 460 yards of merino, handpainted by Erica, longish draw right from the roving with minimal pre-drafting, a two-ply fine fingering weight. She was masterful with the colorway and I am very happy with how the spinning turned out.