It's been almost 2 years since I first learned to spin on a drop spindle. Now it's been almost a year since I've been able to use a spindle or spinning wheel.
Yesterday I was sorting through my spinning supplies when I came across my first handspun and hand-dyed yarn. My first thought was to make something for me. You see, I've declared 2006 my year to knit for me. This yarn had other plans.
Even though they have been 2 years in the making, I have my first handspun, hand-dyed, and hand knit pair of socks and to my surprise they're not for me. Actually they aren't for anyone. This wonderful, riotous pair of child's socks have been a lesson in themselves. Sometimes I'm so busy looking for the obvious, mistaking the ordinary for the treasures, that I miss the real gems.