It's nearly two months ago that I last wrote here - I simply didn't get to write a blog. Now I can say that I have made the good intention to write more regularly, but knowing myself, that is not going to happen: too much always happens here, so that I don't get round to it. But let me srart telling you all now about the last weeks of 2013. Not everything and not in one message: there simply was too much.
On the first day in December there is always a birthday to celebrate: Emmeke's! Here the candles are waiting to be blown and the cake to be eaten.
There were plenty of fibers to spin: I bought the blue/grey from Bart and Francis, the dyed silk hankies from Viltatelier Vlinder and the undyes ones from De Spinners when I was at the manifestation in Doesburg.
But first I had to finish spinning the Blue faced Leicester I had bought at the weavers market in Hoorn. The day after I bought it I dyed it in colours that pleased me a lot.
On my Van der Heijde spindle I span the prize I won during the Tour de Fleece on Ravelry. Lovely wool, nice colours - what else can a spinner want? A pleasure to do.
In the mean time I started spinning one of the dyed Vlinder hankies. On the Bosworth spindle.
Knitting socks has to go on as well: Here the Owlie socks. Beads are worked in to make real owl's eyes visible.
Lace angels, made at the Christmas workshop of our lace school.
A Christmas star had to be made as well this year.
Because one of the supermarkets had such cheap sock yarn on offer I couldn;t resist buying a few packets (four balls of 50 grams sock wool in two shades - the Owlie sock were from the second yarn in this packet - and a set of 5 needles with it) A mystery sock was made here.
Enough for today: Jacobus and his new friend very say ' See you soon!'. I hope it will be soon, for December was full of activities I have to show here!