So it’s that time of the year again…this is pretty much a semi-annual event. My knitting mojo has gone missing and while I am still doing some knitting, I am not taking a lot of joy in it at the moment.
So on the weekend, I broke out the Crock-Pot and the dyes, and I dyed up some Superwash Wook roving and some Tussah silk in purples and blues.
And last night, my Lendrum finally made a re-appearance in my life. Since it had been three months, it took a little bit of finagling (amazing the little detail you forget when it’s been that long) but by the time the evening was done I had very little of the batt I was playing with left.
I had started this batt as an attempt at “long-draw drafting for woolen spun” yarn, but it really did not work out. My spinning-teacher-turned-friend, Leslie, surmised that it was the fibre prep, and that I should try that technique with another batt somewhere down the road. I purchased Jacey Bogg’s Craftsy class on drafting, so it’s pretty much guaranteed that I will be trying it again. I have several beautiful Inglenook Fibers batts…the handiwork of the ultra-talented Mother Macrina, but they are all so stunning, I can’t bear the thoughts of “ruining” them with bad drafting.
In addition to all of this, I have other fibre treats on order and I am hoping to have them by the weekend. So, I may not be knitting, but I am not letting that keep my fibre-y creativity down.
That being said…if you find my knitting mojo, please do send it home. I miss it.