Today’s post could very easily have been different. I was in a foul mood by lunch time (how can three days back at work be so utterly exhausting?) and my children had eaten All The Cake. This is not a happy combination, in my world. To add to my list of woes: the weekend weather forecast, a washing mountain of doom, and a teetering pile of files waiting for me to assess.
But then I stumbled upon this little beauty, which entirely took over my thoughts for the rest of the day.
Before I could stop myself, I’d made this, in 2 shades of Rowan fine tweed:
And then this, using 2 strands of shetland for the centre, and some fluff which I spun up last week while I was away (it’s chain plied, I worked out how to do this all by myself, which I was very excited by…)
and now I’m mulling over possibilities, using the contents of the stash, and possibly a wee bit of shopping at Woolfest next week. (Did I mention it’s Woolfest next week, how exciting is THAT?)
PS. Bonus picture of handspun. According to the label, it’s haunui, which is a New Zealand sheep breed, and the colour is light moorit. And it’s chainplied, I tell you, chainplied…
PPS. As you can see, one of the many necessary and important jobs I failed to do this afternnon was hoovering my carpet…