This is the final outcome of waking up and wanting to know “Where’s the snow?”. A unique handspun yarn plied with a white eye lash yarn and 85 iridescent white snowflake sequins carefully strung on a metallic thread.
For the last week, our forecast has shown snow. Maybe not a lot of snow, 1 to 2 inches, but for here any snow is really exciting! Growing up in California, in the valley, the land of no snow, then moving here has been a treat. There is a chance of snow! Not enough to be sick of it, just enough to really enjoy it. Just enough to make a snowman, get cold enough to enjoy hot chocolate, and then warm up by the fire. Then in a day or so, it’s gone. Again, for the last week, we were going to get snow last night. I woke up this morning to no snow. So, what’s a girl to do? I just had to make my own.
I threaded 85 sequined snowflakes. Then I spun some blue yarn. Next I thought it needed a little blizzard effect so I added in the white eyelash yarn.
The next part was a bit of a slow process. Actually plying the three together was a bit tricky. Every time a snowflake went through the orifice, I had to stop and help it get to the bobbin. But each and every snowflake made this skein well worth it.
Once off the wheel, it was onto my swift. I have to say…this morning when I peaked out my window, there was a deep sigh of disappointment. But when I peered at what came off the swift, there was absolutely no disappointment. It was definitely enough to make me smile.
This yarn is now on Etsy
To you who live in the land of snow…go out and make a snowman for me 🙂 To those of you who do not, enjoy the view of Handspun Snow. It’s almost like Jack Frost himself breathed out this skein of handspun art yarn! Stay warm and cozy, but enjoy the winter. ♥
We woke up on Tuesday morning to actual SNOW! It was super exciting for this California girl. Being from Fresno, the closest thing to snow we ever got was fog. Yeah, I know, it’s not close. Drew and Austin were thrilled to find out school was canceled. At 6:30, I went into Drew’s room and opened up his blinds. He looked out and yelled “SNOW!!!!”
When I got to Austin’s room, he looked out his window and was equally excited. At that time the TV was still saying Conway Public Schools were not closed. Drew was going crazy! He begged me to let him stay home from school anyway. Thankfully, school was canceled.
The boys had a fun filled morning of playing in the snow and experiencing all the new things, like making snowmen and snowball fights.
Yes, I have failed to mention Brady…
My Brady, my dear, dear Brady. When I woke him up, and opened up his blinds, his eyes lite up and he said “Snow!” Then not two beats later, “Will you make me breakfast?”
He was not such a big snow fan. He said it was cold. He did warm up to it a bit more after the actual snow stopped falling, but he was never as excited as his brothers.
Drew’s yarn is looking really great! I will have some pictures up soon of it. ♥