It is March, here meaning only that it is spring-winter. Not spring by any means, snow is piling higher and higher and soon I start to doubt if it will ever melt away, but winter is a bit milder now. The forest wakes up, the winds come long ways and bring messages from warmer climates… and I try to be patient for the sun rays to be warm enough to squeeze the first water drops from the snowy roofs and to let the count down of winter to begin… In March during the nights the temperatures might still drop as far down as –30 C but during the day the temperatures will rise on some fortunate days up to 0. There is plenty of light and all this white and clean snow multiplies the light so it always feels like the light has come suddenly. The change is dramatic. And it gets better by the day.
As Cara said it so well in her last post, it is great to be in the middle of a project.
My loom is a pleasant companion. I have finally picked the rhythm and my feet seem to be finding the right pedals and the fabric is getting longer every day. The Pomatomus socks are growing, I’m past the heel turn on the second one and I still feel the love for the pattern. I just might make another pair now that I sort of have the pattern in my mind and the next ones would be so much easier to knit.
But the wheel…The wheel is still something I have to sort out. I have this Merino/Silk waiting to be plied. The problem is that I have already started a shawl with some of it two-plied but really did not like the fabric when I put if off few weeks ago. Should I abandon the project and hide the small two-ply skein and just proceed with the singles plying three singles together. The singles are extremely fine, probably Navajo plying would not work out because I have almost zero experience with Navajo plying. Now I would need to weight and arrange the singles again and I wish I would not need to do it. If only I could love the two-ply fabric and proceed with the first plan. But I just might take care of the Merino/Silk soon because I have 4 ounces of lovely Yak/Merino top from www.crownmountainfarms.com waiting and I don’t think I can resist it too much longer…
I did not get to bed as early as I should have last night. I was out in town with my good friend yesterday afternoon, we went shopping and had lunch and she told me that she had been buying tiny beads and all kinds of jewellery stuff and just asked me innocently if I have been to the craft shop lately and seen all the new stuff. Yes, we finished the meal quickly to have time for the craft shop before her bus was leaving, and I bought some beads and tools and promised myself to fondle them a bit before going to bed.
It took some thinking and doing before I was happy, but happy I was when I left to bed. The results seem simple but the challenge here for me was to get the stitch markers done so that they would not have any seams where a yarn might get caught but the little things had to be smooth all over.
I could not agree with Cara more, it is very good to be in the middle of a project.