Life filled with wool if a good life.
You know this feeling when your wheel is busy and your needles are busy and the world is full of new skeins and projects and ideas...
The sun is shining at all your wool chores.
And with the good energy flowing...
You get to clean the house little bit here and there.
You think your teenagers are the best even when you look around your kitchen after they have had their breakfast there and left for school - in a hurry.
When the dog howls in the middle of the night and wakes you up you are delighted to be awake because then you are able to think about your dear wool a bit more.
All this good just because you have new and inspiring things around the corner...
You keep smiling while you are cleaning the bathroom because you've brought your new project to the same room to be able to steal a glance at your new wool love.
You do your grocery shopping with a new-sock-on-the-needles in your bag and every now and then you have to take a peek into your bag to see it is there and to absorb the good vibrations from it.
While showeling snow, very heavy snow, you take your project outside to be able to admire the color in day light.
Far gone are the dull and desperate moments when nothing seems to inspire or work.
Here. Rogue Hooded Pullover finished and photographed. This is where all the good started. I sewed the sleeves, put on the new pullover and liked it the very moment. And felt joy.
And was inspired to make use of the green Catania and I cast on for another Pivocoli. Why again? I'll only say, the pattern works, it is simple to do, and I love my blue Pivocoli and have used it a lot. Knitting this again I can refine the fit little more and hopefully in the end I'll have something to wear. I try to remind myself every now and then of my motto Wear Thy Knitting.
When I had Pivocoli going I cast on for socks. This is a Birch Leaf Sock by Nancy Bush from the book A Gathering of Lace. Yarn is Lanett Superwash which feels very soft, maybe even too soft for socks?? The pattern is lovely and interesting.
The spinning. Here on the left is Koigu and on the right my skein of pure Merino. My handspun is heavier than Koigu, I have 145 m in 50 grams where Koigu has 160 m. I'm almost there.
Here another picture with variegated Koigu.
If I wanted to I could ask myself a question why should ! be able to produce yarn like Koigu since I can buy Koigu? I don't want to ask but if I did, I would answer to myself because I would like to say to myself: "I need to spin some good sock yarn" and then be able to do so.
All this and Friday today. I have a lot to be happy about.
PS. Did someone mention a city called Turku the other day? It is the most lovely city in Finland, we used to live there and all my girls were born in Turku and I have some very dear friends there.
PS. The pronunciation advice applies to all words in Finnish.