Thursday, July 26, 2018

Winding Down

It's almost the end of the week and almost the end of the Tour de Fleece, and I am more than ready for the four-day weekend I have ahead of me. Rainbow leaves for a week of overnight camp next Wednesday, so I thought I would take off a couple of days to spend some extra time with her, especially because this is the first time she'll be away from us for more than an overnight trip to her grandparents'. I'm looking forward to getting a little more sleep, a little more cuddle time, and of course a bit more crafting time.

Tour de Fleece officially ends on Sunday, so I've spent much of my crafting time this past week trying to finish up my second skein of chocolate Bond from Southern Cross Fibre. I finished up the second bobbin last night and got just a bit of a start on the third and final bobbin.

These bobbins were much easier to spin that the first three, and I think my singles have gotten a bit more consistent as I've gotten used to the fiber, so perhaps my yardage will be a bit better on the second skein. I will say that I'll be glad to be finished with it, though, because as lovely as the fiber is, spinning dark fiber at night is not the best experience.

While I do enjoy all the spinning I do this time of year, it's served another function in getting me excited about knitting again. I was a bit bored with knitting after finishing up my handspun Boxy, understandably, and didn't feel much like starting anything new (I'm sure the hot, humid weather didn't help). But suddenly I feel like casting on All The Things, so clearly my mojo is back. I finished up the first of the fingerless mitts during my lunchtime knitting today.

This knit up so quickly that I'm fairly confident that I can have the second one done by the time I go back to work next week if I just focus on it. Good thing, too, because I have a list of new design ideas I want to tackle!


  1. I love that brown yarn! Gorgeous! And, those mitts are cute too!

    1. Thank you! I love the brown as well, but it does get a bit boring after a while.