I certainly am grateful. I am grateful to own a spinning wheel and fiber, and to have the time to indulge in any of my crafty whims at will. The good news is that I can take my time doing whatever I want (right after I do a little housework), the downside is this:
I joined a 12-month fiber club and I'm a little backed up. I put what I could into my hobbit hole of a fiber cabinet, but these four boxes had no place to call home. Two of those boxes aren't even open yet, and there's another one due in a day or so. Oy!
So I decided that now the weather is a little warmer and sunset is a little bit later, that it's time I cleared my bobbins and started to work on the overflow of fiber piling up around here. The first bobbin got cleared and got 423 yards (2-ply) of Punta that I purchased from She Spins LLC in the autumn colorway:
And I did a chain ply of a Loop batt that I purchased at Vogue Knitting Live in the Menkes colorway. It's merino/silk/bamboo/angelina and I got 234 yards:
And the final bit of measuring I did today was of this 2-ply skein of polwarth from Into the Whirled in the Calico Blue colorway that I spun back in October 2013:
Next up to go on the wheel will be this braid I won this from Diane of the Knitabulls Podcast forum by participating in a spin-along about a year or so ago. It's Into the Whirled merino/superwash merino and tussah silk in The Woods colorway:
I still have two bobbins to ply and then I can start tackling the fiber that doesn't fit into the closet.
I'm still working on the Mock Wave Cable socks I started for my aunt almost a week ago, one is done, the other is started:
These knee socks are a giant time suck. They are very textured and I would totally be in love with them if they had a 6" leg instead of a 12" leg. Sheesh! I took the 52/26 Pair Plunge on Ravelry and committed to make 26 pairs of socks in a year, and these socks represent the 20th pair I've made since June or July. I'll know better next year because my obvious limit is 12 pair in a year because after that I'm fishing for patterns that don't love.
Anyway, I'm off to work on my socks before I lose my mojo. I've already picked out my next pair of socks which are also knee socks for my uncle, who wears a size 12 shoe. OMG!