I neglected to mention that during my blogging hiatus I finished the January skein for my "downstream" Spin to Knit swap pal and started spinning the February skein. These are stealth projects; click on the photos to see what I'm blathering on about – at your own risk if you're in S2K.
The January skein is 110 yds (100 m) of 2-ply Merino sportweight, 12 wpi, shown with a dime for scale. It was spindle-spun from a beauteous Grafton Fibers batt. I love how the marled singles plied up. There was a bit of batt left over, which became a small experiment [Mwaaahaaha!].
I'm spinning the February skein from another Grafton Fibers Merino batt, perhaps even more beauteous. The laceweight singles is pictured on my high-tech storage system with a dime for scale.
Meanwhile, my "upstream" pal would seem to have gone walkabout. Pal o' mine, if you're out there in the cold, I hope you're OK.
ETA: Speaking of being OK, please send some love to trek, who just had the worst birthday ever.