Where is the time going again?

I blinked and I missed January. Wasn’t it just New Years? How is it the end of the month already? I do have a few things to show for it.

The SPINS:

I’m going for 13 pounds in 2013 and I’m off to a good start.

Spin #1 is a braid of Shetland from Lanitium Ex Machina in the colorway “Blueprint.” I don’t seem to have a picture of the braid before spinning so I’ll just show you the finished yarn:

Spin #2 was a beautiful braid of BFL from Wild Ivy Fibers in the colorway “Jeweled.”  For this fiber I tried a new technique, drafting the fiber in the fauxlags and spinning vaguely long draw.  My camera refuses to capture the depth of the blues, violets and purples.

Spin #3 was a braid of Merino/Tussah Silk from Ashland Bay Fibers in the colorway “Princess.”  I tried fauxlagging again, and was rewarded with a puffy light yarn.  I love this color because the slate looks charcoal grey in some lights and navy in others.

All three of these beauties are available in my shop!

The KNITS:

So far I’ve finished two projects this year, my Roam tunic and my first pair of socks. Unfortunately I don’t have good photos of the tunic yet, but I do have a few of the socks.

This year I decided to knit 13 pairs of socks in 2013. My good friend K pointed out that this would be one pair of socks every 28 days. Well today is the 28th and I’m done with one pair, and started a new one at lunch so I appear to be on track!

Pair #1 of 2013: I got this yarn on my honeymoon over 4 years ago.  I don’t seem to have the tag, but it was a skein of superwash yarn dyed by a local dyer in Ketchikan.  I selected the Georgia on my Mind pattern by Leslie Thompson and called these socks Alaska on my Mind.

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