Well. I’m all settled in my new undisclosed less-urban location. It’s a little farther out of the city, which means that when the city gets a little snow, we get a lot of snow. There was a big storm the day before I went up and another yesterday, so now things mostly look like this.
Which really just makes me want to curl up with a big cup of tea and make things. Obviously, work prevents me from doing that as much as I’m in the mood for, but I have been making some progress on a few of my longer-term projects.
I’ve moved onto the second colourway in my Riverside three-colour top. It feels like it’s taking ages, especially compared to my last spinning project. This is partly because I have more fiber – 121g instead of 98g – and partly because I am spinning way finer singles. I’m hoping to make a three-ply that’s fingering weight, so these babies are teeny-tiny.
I do notice that the spinning is going a lot faster now that I’ve switched to the colourway that has a lot of blue in it. I wasn’t as excited about spinning the orange in the last bit of the fibre. This does not bode too well for the last third, which is screamingly red/orange, but hopefully I’ll make it through.
I’m still a little unsure about how a finished yarn with this fibre is going to look. It’s either going to be a glorious riot of punchy brightness, or clown barf. I guess I’ll just have to see.
I’m also making progress on my Oolong! I finished the body up to the underarms last week, and I’m about a third of the way into my first sleeve.
Not surprisingly, the sleeve is going a lot faster than the body. I’m making life difficult for myself by switching skeins every few rounds, since I’m working with hand dyed yarn. But even with that, it feels very satisfyingly portable and fast compared to the body. Hopefully I’ll get to start on the second sleeve soon!