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Thoughts and inspiration for the winter months coming up: Never deny sunshine that is trying to flood through your windows. Open up the blinds and welcome it in. Especially on cold days. Fill your life with color and texture. Laugh.

The other day.

Exert from my traveling journal:

Ripping out the “my so called scarf”.
How could I mess up this pattern?
How could I knit the wrong row on the wrong side?
It is totally recognizable as to which side is which!
My poor, poor laceweight alpaca.
It made horrible noises when ripping it out, like matted hair being brushed.

I turned to my husband in my distraught and muttered, “I am above this.”

Maggie Smith as Thetis from "Clash of the Titans"

Maggie Smith as Thetis

Which in turn caused a conversation including Maggie Smith, as Thetis from Clash of the Titans, cursing me for being so vain. Vain for knitting something for myself and humbling me for doing so.

So that is when I decided it was time to start my Wooly Wormhead Mystery KAL. I will show her how vain I can be!

Started: Friday 11.13.09, brim work 1×1 rib
Yarn: handspun using FatCatKnits fiber, turned out lovely
Needles: Two US2 circulars purchased from Knitpicks
Size: working size Medium

Mystery 'A' in its early stages

Today I get to face the rain. I really wish I had rain boots. (okay boots ordered! these ones will be arriving soon!)


Here I am this morning..after only 4.5 hours of sleep, knowing that I should at least catch another hour, but the coffee is strong and Ravelry is always on!

Why did I stay up so late?
Well to ply handspun yarn of course! This is called “Stormy Side” and after plying it with a sportweight wool blend from my stash, it still lives up to its name. I was impatient and took the yarn from the spindle to ply resulting in only 45 yards spun! BaH!

I haven’t done much handspun and this is my first that I can actually call a finished piece. I am hoping to have enough to make a pair of house socks. It is about a worsted weight but not bulky, on a size 6 to 8 needle it should work up nicely.

The pleasures of spinning my own yarn are endless. I feel as though I trully become attached/connected to the fiber and watch it grow into a beautiful stage. It is the same feeling a mother gets with a child. My hands protect and guide the fibers until they are strong enough to be their own.

This yarn is llama, wool, and maybe other ingredients..for I am not sure what my stash yarn was completely made of.

In the Click

Rust Bunny Hops

Miss March Matinee

Callum's Kaftan

Calico Rock Cardigan

River Rapid Socks

Felix Cardigan



Turn A Square Hat
Penta Slouch Hat

2 0 0 9

Handspun Everglade
A Dad Hat
Armadillo Hat
The Color of Moss Hat
Cobblestone Pullover
Scratchy Wool Hat
Better Bucket Hat
One Day Beret
Riphraph Mitts I
London Ridge Beret
Meret (mystery beret)
Stock Sock I (CCWRYT)
Stock Sock II (NICD)

2 0 0 8

Apres-Ski Kerchief
Baby Raglan Sweater
eLoomanator's Diagonal Knit Dishcloth
Lace Ribbon Scarf(ette)
Mountain Laurel Leaf (earrings)
Lyra's Cap
Northwoods Lodge Mitts
The Slump (Blue)
Soap Satchel
Stella's Hat
Topknot Socks
Wood and Berry

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