Well, Christmas is officially done. I had quite a lovely day of sitting in sunshine, watching the birds eat me out of house and home, watching the Christmas tree lights twinkle, and since it was Sunday, I listened to NPR and spun yarn.
I finished up the green Polworth, skeined and washed it, and it is on the blocker as we speak. I started some roving I got a while back that is a "stretched" merino. I am not familiar with that process, so I am not sure what that means. It is easy to spin and works really fast. So it won't take long to make it appear into yarn.
It has been lovely and sunny for two days now. I found a way to set my chair in front of the French doors and let the sun shine on me. Then this morning we are back to rain and chill. I am so thankful every day that we do not have snow or ice. I do not want much of either one, but since we have three or four more months of winter, I know it is coming.
I stood out in the yard last night watching the stars. It is remarkable how the earth rotates and the sky changes. I love the winter sky more than the summer one. I think it has something to do with light, but I don't really know why I do. I love the quietness of the nighttime, and just watching the sky. The trees are skeletons without their leaves. So viewing is very easy.
I got some really lovely gifts, and I am so thankful for those. But for me, gift giving is a year-long activity. I like to find that special "something" and I know exactly who to give it to. It is the hunt, I think. I read a long, long time ago that that is one of the differences between men and women. Women see something that reminds them of someone, and it is an emotional response to purchase it for that person. I think the article I read was about food primarily, like buying the special cheese someone likes or a special wine.
Both the animals are asleep and avoiding the weather. So I think I will turn on the audio book I am listening to and spin some more "stretched" merino. It seems the perfect day to eat soup and bread, and do something simple-like spin yarn.
I hope the weekend was good for everyone. One more week in December! Wow!