Thanks for the messages about horrible drivers of white delivery vans. At the time I was too busy avoiding a prang to get busy with gestures and impolite words. LOL
It has been an interesting couple of days. Yesterday was the coldest day we've had in ages - probably a month. It rained a lot - we got an inch of rain overnight. That was excellent, but we need at least another two inches this month, preferably three to make up for what has been a rather dry, warm winter. The thrummed mittens certainly came in handy because I have the world's coldest fingies. Nathan often calls me Coldfinger, especially when I torture him with my fingers from the crypt. Of course spinning in the cold loungeroom doesn't help. Today was a bit warmer, like 13 instead of 10 (you North Americans are probably splitting your sides laughing).
So what happens when you follow these instructions (have a look around the Southern Cross Knitting website whilst you are there - you might find some stuff that tickles your fancy on the site) and rip apart your silk cap
(seen here doubling as a bright smurf hat on smily smurf and snobby supermodel-wannabe smurf)
into clouds of silk
spin up some of this
and ply it with the ready to spin silk cap?
You get this:
Ah what a happy combination :-)
Plus when you play with 200g of merino tops in the crock pot, you can make things like this:
Lord knows how they will spin up but it was fun dyeing them! Totally unrepeatable too but that is half the joy. Soon enough I will be repeating stuff to make more, more MORE! But for the nonce I like making bright things.
Knitting news soon - major progress has been made on two fronts, not just one! Hooray!