I am devouring yarn. Maybe its the lazy days of Christmas, not that I'm not usually lazy but perhaps I allow myself even more time on the sofa at the festive period.
Before the Christmas decorations are down I have produced a pair of cabled socks for Mr FF, the pattern is Red Wine socks from Jane Brocket's The Gentle Art of Knitting and the yarn again Cygnet wool rich 4 ply, which I have discovered is produced in Turkey and not in Bradford as I hoped. The top pair in plain pattern is for me using Regia's Kaffe Fassett design line.
A scarf using 3 balls of Rowan Cork that may have been a Rowan subscription free gift many years ago. The pattern is Rib Lace Scarf/Cowl by Fiona Morris, a free Ravelry download, simple but effective and the yarn feels very cosy. I am tempted to keep this for myself but I have such a lot of hand knitted neckwear.
And so far I have completed one Spindle Sock in West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley dk, which is made in Yorkshire. This pattern was from the blog My Fashionable Life which I don't think is available now. I downloaded the pattern in 2007 and a web search didn't produce any results, a pity as they are extremely pleasing to knit and wear, well the one I've finished is.
Additionally there are two paperbacks in the hall read and waiting to be taken to the charity shop. If 2016 continues at this pace we shall be able to move into a smaller apartment by the end of the year.