So today I have quite a bit to show you.
First is the hand spun entrelac scarf made from Yarn Yard merino silk in a combination of a leafy green called Menthe and a recent Fibre Club offering inspired by a stormy landscape. I'm really pleased with the way this scarf turned out. I managed to spin the Stormy fibre a lot more thinly than the Menthe unfortunately but the pattern is very forgiving and absorb the inconsistency into its rustic looks.I used about 150 grams of Menthe and 100 grams of Stormy.
I didn't block the scarf as I think it is enhanced by its slightly three dimensional quality, particularly on the back where the ridges formed by the picked up edges really stand out. I think it's actually my favourite side. I wore it to work today with a green jumper and a long denim skirt and received compliments!
I also managed to finish the Spring Forward socks that I was working on in Italy. I really like this pattern and think it suits the yarn, Sanguine Gryphon Eidos very well. I have to confess that I used the pattern more as a rough guideline which is shorthand for saying that I misread the rib instructions, then messed up the lace pattern then lost the pattern altogether and did my own thing from the heel onwards.My hand spun Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop socks are also finished. I can confirm that these socks are much better spun than my first hand spun socks which you can see on my avatar. They don't stand up by themselves for one thing and the striping is much prettier. I have some more of this fibre so perhaps I'll do another pair this time next year and see if they are better still!
Finally, I am working on another hand spun project with the Rockpool Candy yarn. It's a bit wilder than my usual projects but it makes me smile.
One small clue.... does anyone remember Adam Ant?