Earlier in the week I received my final package for the Spin to Knit swap. Ingrid sent me a beautiful skein of lace-weight yarn made on her spindle, a pattern, adorable needle protectors, a card made from her own paper, and the loveliest smelling soap. I really enjoyed her package and am so impressed with her talent.
Speaking of talent, have you seen that the Spring Knitty is up? Go take a look, then tell me what you're dying to make. I love Kirsten's Tahoe, Romi's Bauble, and there is no other word for how I feel about Clessidra than crush. These socks are going in my pattern queue.
Remember that dreamy spinning I mentioned a while ago? Here's the finished skein, now on its way to Hamburg. I felt good about this yarn, in part because I felt like I understood double plying better than I had before. Zinnia gave me some flack while I plyed on her, but in the end, we worked it out, and I made what I think is my best yarn to date. Margene's studious ways with her spinning have inspired me to approach my own more mindfully.
Thus concludes my 200th post on this blog.