For awhile there, I was calling every Sunday “Spinday” and making sure to get some spinning in that day. That was back in 2015, and I’d totally forgotten. Nowadays I haven’t really held myself to spinning on a specific day. After all, I’d say I spin more than anything else so no need for a specific day. I did see that there’s some spin 15 minutes a day every day in 2018 which sounds interesting to me. Not sure I’ll go for it though, that really does sound like a lot. What if you just need a break?
I was hoping that Saturday would be my Spinday, as I was anticipating my final braid for my second 3 braid combo would arrive. The tracking said “By 8 pm on Saturday” but that braid never showed up. I shouldn’t be surprised, it’s the time of the year for late arrivals through the post office. I didn’t really want to start anything else so I worked on my hitofude cardigan. It was actually a pretty good day for that, as the night before I’d worked through the flat part and it was time to bind off the sleeves and begin working in the round. I did so, and am now working my way down the remainder of the body of the sweater. There are a lot of stitches on the needles, and it’s only going to increase from here! But, with the pattern easy to memorize, I can pretty much call it mindless at this point.
It’s so odd looking it’s still tough to believe it’ll be an actual nice looking cardigan once it’s done. I am left wondering if I could get this one done before the new year, using it’s yardage for this year’s totals, keeping me well about double the amount of yarn knit to what was spun by hand. Current totals, 9.46 miles spun, 17.8 miles knit. It’s only 4.5 more balls of rowan to knit, right? I could totally do this. (I might.)
I did attempt to get something else started yesterday. I’d picked out some handspun and tried to pair it with a pattern, it didn’t work. That pattern needed a more solid colored yarn. Then I attempted another scarf, but that too didn’t work. Or rather, I won’t have the yardage I need. So, that’s out. I am going to spend some time this morning contemplating what I could do with that yarn, as it’s quite pretty, and already balled up, so I’d like to knit with it!
It’s a quiet day around here so far, one of those mornings when coffee and house chores are exactly what I want to be doing. I’ve also been making a list of the sweets my family wants around the holidays. Mr. Ink will be shopping tonight so I need to make sure we’ve everything on hand. We have a very busy week leading up to the holidays with choir practice, choir concerts, work potlucks, and that crazy grand deadline and multiple people on vacation. (That being said, I knocked out two out of the 5 grants already, so we are in really good shape.) The dog will get walked soon, and then I can just continue on my slow around the house day. I think yogurt making is on the list today as well, Miss Butterfly will appreciate that.