I was absolutely dying to post progress on my angora singlet, when I had what to me felt like a tragedy. I was on the train, with my bike, and a very overloaded bike basket, and as I bumped my bike off the train, my spinning/knitting bag fell out of my bike basket. It had no phone number - no way for anyone finding it to contact me. But it felt like it had a piece of my soul in it. To be more specific, it had all the yarn I've spun since I first started. It had half a beautiful rabbit tracks singlet I'd knitted, and some spare yarn to keep on knitting. It had the spindle Joy lent me, which I'd become remarkably bonded with.
I rang lost property a few times, but no avail. All that love and learning is gone.
So, ok, time for a positive attitude. To quell my heartbreak, I told myself there was a flip side: I now had enough of my own rabbit's fur that came off naturally each time I brushed her. Joy lent me two spindles, so I put the other one into action. I spun my rabbit's fur into a very pretty yarn, and knitted it into a scarf. I worked like a maniac and did it in a single weekend.
And oh, I can't tell you what that scarf feels like. The picture just doesn't do it justice. It is the softest, velvetiest thing I have ever touched. When I wear it, instead of feeling bulky around my neck, it's like it isn't even there - and yet magically, I'm gorgeously warm.
The scarf is knitted using the Rabbit Tracks lace pattern on 8mm needles.
So, now that the scarf is done, time to start that singlet again...