Last month I had some time alone. Craig was away on business, Emma and Xander were away at camps and I had a whole week alone at home.
(I'm just going to let that sink for those of you who never get a moment to yourself.)
I had to work, but was absolved of the responsibilities for life at home. I managed to stave off malnutrition (seriously, there is no motivation to cook for one; I ate a lot of popcorn), watch far too many episodes of The Good Wife, went on a bit of a running binge (I ran seven days in a row) and got my fibre groove back.
I started a sweater (which just needs a zipper to be finished), finished Xander's socks AND took some fibre out for a spin. I had no plan for the fibre except for it to join me on a relaxation exercise.
This is a Grafton Batt from the deep stash.
Check out the colours (I could already feel myself getting calmer as I rolled out the fibre for the photos).
There are so many colours in there.
I sat at the wheel and made a soft, fat single. Slow spinning. Watching the colours.
I was thinking it would be a lovely single, but it was a bit too loose and fat, so I decided to ply it (but not too tight). I've been very wound up for a number of reasons and I was trying to make this yarn be what I needed to be: relaxed, calm, soft and a bit bouncy.
I think I got it.
Once it was dry I started on a cowl. A relaxing project for a relaxing spinning project.