no, this is not a complaint about the weather again - though we've had rain all day yesterday and early today. and the forecast is for wintry showers and cold from tomorrow onwards! but I doubt that it will last very long at this time of the year - and we usually have a cold spell in spring anyway.
I did however manage to spin two batches of my "4 seasons" batts, winter and spring.
winter is a blend of NZ lambswool and baby alpaca top, with some white angelina and a bit of trilobal nylon for sparkle. I spun it a bit nobbly and plied it with a fine handspun viscose thread. fluffy white clouds with a bit of glitz = winter:))
spring is a blend of three naturally dyed lambswool tops, bright yellow, some light green and a bit of salmon. no glitz here, but I added yellow and green silk top for a bit of sheen. the yarn is a 2ply, soft and squishy and I like it - though I have no idea what to use it for - yet. I'll spin up summer (blue) and autumn (leafy colours) first....
I also had the weird urge to knit-felt egg warmers for easter! I own three, one for each of us, but they are embroidered and at least 13 or 14 years old - time for something new on the easter table! I have to admit that I don't normally use egg warmers. when we do eat boiled eggs, they are gone before they have a chance to cool off too much:) they are more decoration than anything.... dito for tea cozies - we usually drink from mugs, freshly made - and if I do use a teapot, I use a "stoevchen" (yes, like a small stove - a brass gadget with tea light inside) for keeping the tea warm! but the plan was to make more for my own home this year - instead of giving everything away - so eggwarmers it is! I took a pic, but I have to felt it all first. I'll show "before-after" pix later... I also crocheted a small square "doily" in matching colours for the egg basket, which will also serve as a comparison to how different knit-felt and crochet-felt behave.