The mailman brought these Koigu skeins to my mailbox yesterday - a present!! - and since then no vacuum cleaner, no potato peeling, no juice stains on kitchen floor, no bread crumbs on the sofa, nothing has knocked me off my cloud, my Merino cloud! My life is never the same again...Can't wait to cast on socks! Is that really what you do with Koigu??! But yarn this beautiful and this soft... is it possible to walk with Koigu socks on or do you instantly have a capability of walking in the air...
I held on to these skeins the whole day yesterday and admired them grinning stupidly. And then remembered... I have some Merino wool that I tried to spin in the early stages of my spinning career, that is 8 months ago, and just could not spin it then. So when everyone went to bed last night I closed very quietly my studio door and gave it another try... And it became a very very very very late night but I could spin it... If I say, I'm happy, it is an understatement. So hear again: I'm in Merino Heaven!
Rogue looks quite good from up here. I had to block it already to see how the yarn works with my cables, and there is nothing wrong with the yarn. It blocked out beautifully, and the stitches look even. But am afraid, it has to wait for the sleeves before I have spun some more.
I have 2plied the Polwart/Silk singles... because I want to make a scarf using this pattern ... (the pattern here is done with another yarn...)
I will try to post on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (possibly Saturdays). And Wednesdays there will be some Finnish...PS. Southern Norway Fairytale! The custom about "sweeping out Christmas" has died in Finland... yes, makes me feel sad too. But people in southwestern parts of Finland used to have dress-up parades through the villages collecting what was left from Christmas beer and then they used to gather to a big house to drink it all up. This happened on Jan 13th which is Nuutti's (Knud's) day in the almanac. Mostly people in today's Finland put Christmas decorations away and eat up what is left over from Christmas on Jan 6th.
PS. I did use the Tweed Cardigan over the holidays. And it is nice although the huge collar first felt awkward.