With Christmas and (mostly) 'flu out of the way: it's time to prepare for Winter. With spinning!
I don't know about you, but in these few remaining days where I don't have to be off running around outside on somebody else's schedule, I'm trying to be really practical about January.
I know I'm going to need a backup superwarm hat, because sometimes your primary hat gets really wet after a snowstorm, and because you can get so, so tired of wearing the same hat every day by the time you hit February. I haven't been able to shake the memory of a really pretty orange wool hat I saw somebody wearing last winter, so it was obviously time to spin this orange wool.
Bonus: I have orange gloves.
This is one of those petty things, where I like to be matchy. The orange gloves are just thin leather suede, lined with silk - not at all warm enough for a cold day - but they are perfect for driving. My hands don't slip on the wheel, and the silk is all the insulation you need from the vinyl that's icy from sitting out all all day or night without the heater on. And when I'm going from A to B after I've parked: pockets.
Still: a hat and gloves do not a warm girl make. What I need to finish this off is some sort of scarf or neckwarmer with orange in it.
HA. And this is why it's worth knitting or weaving things that don't match anything you own. Eventually, it will pay off, especially if you finally get around to trimming some fringe, ahem.
But first I have to knit that hat.
What warm things are you planning for keeping toasty this winter?