I want you to know that I don't just sit around idly all the time. I always have something I am working on in my hands, and that is usually my spinning on the CD spindle. Over Christmas, while visiting with Mom and family, I took some work with me. But I didn't have anything on the needles (that I wanted to work on), so the favourite travel companion is my CD spindle and some wool. They are easy to pack!
I have been spinning up a lot of grey and some white, and took along an 8 oz package of some nice white wool. While sitting around between meals (I was on vacation), I pick up my spindle so that I don't fall asleep. In that time, I was able to spin up my wool, and then plied it when I got home.
Here is a pic of the yarns I am going to use. I have two different shades of grey made up, but think I will go with the more mottled. I wanted to spin specifically for a special project this time, rather than just put my skeins away in another box. So these are going to be socks -- another of my favourite things to knit. Because I always spin 3-ply yarns, and because they are too thick for socks, I decided this time to make a 2-ply yarn. But I like a firm twist on sock yarns, still with some loft, which are not really compatible characteristics! But these are nice, and I think will work quite well.
Now all I need to do is get started!