You can’t rely on groundhogs around here. A much better indication of spring is when my lenten rose starts blooming, and it’s been blooming for a couple of weeks. (I’m tempted to use an exclamation point but I’m not excited to see spring – we haven’t had winter yet!).
I decided to chance it and planted arugula in a huge pot a few weeks ago. When they get a little bigger, I’ll thin them out and that’s when the huge snow will arrive. Ha! I’ve lived in Alabama 25 years and we’ve had ONE huge snow! Maybe this will be the year… and yes, I say that every year.
When it arrives, I’ve got the wool! More little skeinlets, spun at the January Spin-In in Destin last week.
I also spun 2 oz. of a wool/mohair/angora blend I got at SAFF for $6. It has beautiful drape and that wonderful sheepy smell – a definite win!
I also cast on for a new sweater!
What is it with me and brown? This is the Fuse Cardigan from Wool People, Vol. 2, knit from 3 skeins of Brooks Farm Acero bought at SAFF last year. I’m not alternating skeins or anything, I’m just forging ahead, pooling be damned.
You can kinda see the lace pattern here. I think it’ll be very wearable, and the silk and nylon content of the yarn will provide lots of drape. I have no idea how they got the original yarn to drape so well, it’s 100% wool! The magic of blocking, I suppose.
That’s what I’ve been working on… new projects while the old still languish (Lady Eleanor is STILL on my dining room table, the cat has claimed it as his bed). I’ll get back to them eventually!
What have you been working on?