First thing: I really did finish the Dashing mitts, and my dad likes them:


I also spun up a sample skein from some local wool I received to review:


The official review is at Farm to Philly. Briefly, I’ve been impressed by how soft it is, and especially how soft the VM is, but it’s a little too neppy for my preferred spinning. That said, it’s a loose enough roving that I used it yesterday to teach Cyn how to spindle-spin. (That makes two people I’ve taught to spin since Rhinebeck. Heh. It certainly is fun…both spinning and enabling spinning.)

There’s more to say, but I think I’ll wait until I can take pictures in the daylight of the new year. Happy 2008, everyone! Here’s hoping it’s better than 2007.