Excellent suggestion, Angeluna. Any takers? Duties light, but stern discipline required when temptation strikes chez Celtic Memory. Can offer soft damp climate ('showers giving way to rain' is the usual forecast), plenty of cloudscapes, the company of cheery if scruffy small dogs, a country where conversation rules supreme and a silence is considered catastrophe - oh, and the chance to run riot in the legendary CM stash (why do you think I never attempted to list any of it on Ravelry?)
Finally got the new yarn finished, skeined up and photographed for eBay (id 170164497606 for anyone who wants to go over and have a look. ) Here's a quick preview of Mi na Samnha:
I can tell you that this one had a mind of its own. I might have thought 'silver', it firmly said 'gold'. I went towards dark greens, it snatched at the light cobwebby greys. I think the Old Ones were working in the background there, but that's what you have to expect when you try to recreate such a powerful ancient time as Samhain. And it would only be photographed on rustling freshly-fallen beech leaves. The druids again!
And Angeluna, I will also take your advice for calming and soothing start-itis. I will indeed work diligently on the Dogi vest from Kimono Knits until I feel relaxed and detached from all those other projects.
Although I have this inspirational idea for a dark charcoal kimono which falls open to reveal brilliant poppy-red linings.... And I HAVE THE YARN!
No, no, no. The Dogi vest is really beautiful. And so is the yarn I'm using. Both are really beautiful. I don't deserve them.
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