|"This is weird, brrrk brk, what are we doing in here?"|
As the wind has picked up and the temperature stays frigid, it is a comfort not to have to worry about the girls. It will probably mess up their egg laying routine. At least it will keep them alive to lay more this spring.
Meanwhile I have been busy knitting for a baby who is due to arrive next month. I decided to do something different and made a bear.
|A jaunty bear|
|An Elizabeth Zimmermann baby blanket|
It is double knitted in the middle which makes it reversible, thick and warm. It is being knit out of commercial wool. The bear is hand spun.
I also had to spin for a couple of scarves to put on the loom. The finished one was spun from an old roving I found in my stash. It was mostly silk, and probably merino that had been dyed in long stretches in rainbow colors. I split it down the middle lengthwise so that I could spin and ply the colors to keep that rainbow integrity. Then I figured that I had to wind a bobbin, then rewind it to another in order to keep the continuity in the weaving. It came out great but I am nervous that it is long enough. This second scarf is mostly going to be the blue with random stripes of white and other colors.
|Scarves on the loom|
|Sukey, the old lady|
|A bouquet to ease the pain|
And now the sun is out, the temperature has soared to minus 4---time for a cup of coffee before getting to work. Stay warm, stay busy and Happy New Year!