A wee bit of Christmas gift-making
2009 Fibrey Review

Holiday Knitting

Having two weeks off at the end of the year is bliss.  It feels like it's going by too quickly, but that's because I'm enjoying every lazy minute of it.

This time around I'm enjoying a bout of knitting monogamy.  I started Anhinga right after I finished my Grey Mist bohus and I'm half the back, and one sleeve away from the finishing.


The yarn is Sublime Aran--a wool, silk and cashmere blend that's nice a squooshy.  It's a bit splitty, but after 9spi, anything on 5.5mm needles is indeed sublime.

I was (and am a bit still) worried about how this sweater will look on me.  I made the front pieces first and got a sense of how it will look.  It should work.  I also made the 42" size so it has a bit of ease.  This is not the kind of sweater that should hug the body.

I've also taken some time to spin.  My desiccated brain singles are now all spun up and having a rest before I ply.  Pencil roving is kinda fun, but I'm ready to try some different kinds of drafting.  I have a yarn credenza full of Grafton batts and I'm going to jump in before the week is out.



Otherwise it's back to the bathroom.  Today we take a stab at finishing the tiles around the tub.  Then we're just fiddly finishing stuff away from having a completed main bathroom.


Beautiful brains! What are your plans for them when they're plied? The best advice I got about spinning those lovely Grafton batts was to spin it off the fold. I've got 3 more I need to pull out and spin. Good luck getting the bathroom completed!

oooh such lovely singles. I'm gearing up for some spinning tomorrow.

I just have to say how much I love the phrase yarn credenza. We should all have one (or two) of those.

When I first read the name of the new project, my brain transposed it to Angina! Much prettier your way.

Um ... a 42? Just sayin' ...

The singles are lovely. Are you going to knit something Zombie-ish out of them?

Delete the above comment about the 42 ... my brain must have been eaten and I thought I was posting to a different blog -- hence the comment about the size.

That said, both the sweater and yarn look lovely!

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