Once upon a time, I bought myself a belated birthday present.
It’s lovely, isn’t it? I kept it for two years, petting it now and then. And then, on my 32nd birthday, I spun it.
And then I kept that for a year and a bit, petting it now and then. It was a beautiful skein of yarn, I’m telling you.
And then last year, in late November, I knit it. It was always going to be cabled legwarmers – I knew that from the moment I laid eyes on the listing. Lee Meredith’s (Leethal Knits – I love her work) adorable Twisted Ankles ended up being the lucky pattern, and while I had to augment the handspun with some grey millspun to get a chunkier fabric, I’m in love with the result. They’re simply gorgeous. When’s winter going to get here?