When I handed the sweater sample over today, a knitter saw it and inquired...and the great thing is that you too can have a sweater like this one! The pattern's available. :) (and you don't have to do it in orange if that isn't your color, of course....)
At home, I'm featuring another fiber entirely. I purchased this tow flax roving at the Manitoba Fibre Festival from Taproot Fibre Lab. I've had it waiting patiently for quite a while, but just couple of weeks ago, I began to spin it. I'm almost finished with the first 100 g bag.
I love it! It's delicious to spin, and I cannot wait to do more. It is a great departure from wool, and is offering me a very gentle start after a while when I wasn't managing any spinning at all. (Note: Despite what my spinning teacher taught me 30+ years ago, you can start and stop when spinning linen. No problem...and if this were really a serious issue, well, historically, women with small children would never have spun any linen)
Last but not least, I came upon a very nice image of the Due North Mittens over here on Instagram, knit beautifully by thewolfandtheblacksmithswife. Lovely mitts! I hope they are keeping someone toasty.