Lest you all think I've been moping too much, let me show you my recent accomplishment: this skein of handspun from Carolina Homespun in the colorway "forest". I like the way it looks and feels and I'm starting to itch a little about knitting it up.
Impatient to see how it would ply, I have finished only half of the fiber I have. Another skein would be enough for some small project, most likely socks. Do you like the colors here? There was so much purple, red and green, I never thought it would end up looking so "foresty" but I was wrong. I learned a lot about plying with this project. I plied the whole thing at my last guild meeting under the watchful eye of a Danish friend who has been spinning most of her life. She advised me to find a rythm and to spin it just a little more than I usually do, increasing the strength and giving it a more finished look. No wonder I've always thought plying was faster than spinning.
Now I'm on to spinning the merino/tencel blend I got from.....um, I forget which swap....it's in the opposite spectrum, green blue and grey. I am learning to spin on the fold for this one.
Meanwhile, life spins on as well. Fall is almost here.