Then January was a bit stilted as well. The dog, Riven, got diagnosed with spinal arthritis. He was having his back right leg go numb and was panicking. He got some medicine that helped, but it's expensive and it can cause liver problems. I'm working with the vet trying to figure out how often to give it to him. He's just now (about 4 weeks later) starting to have a bit of trouble with it again.
I have been doing a good bit of spinning. I took a class from Judith MacKenzie in January. Right now, I want to spin all the things and knit all the things, so I'm going to do a bit of a collage of what I've cast-on/spun lately:
Handmaiden Fine Yarns Casbah received as a Christmas gift.
Melpomene by Romi Hill knit in Lorna's Laces Solemate in "The Bean" colorway.
Pulelehua in Claudia's Handpaints 100% Silk Lace in the paprika colorway.
Manu, well this is technically the swatch of Manu, but it is started. The yarn is a very rustic 100% shetland wool from Rach-Al-Paca Fiber Processing.
Double-Thick Mittens from The Knitter's Book of Yarn knit in Quince & Co. Chickadee in the Frank's Plum and Sweet Pea colorways. I love these. These were actually for someone else, but I still love them.
I have other projects that ahve been finished and others in progress even, but this post is plenty long enough.