It is almost summer here in San Diego. However, I just spent the past few months spinning and knitting a very warm kimono-style jacket. I've worn it a couple of times in the evening, but now I think I will have to put it away for several months.
It's an oversized garter stitch jacket, made in pieces but I picked up the stitches as I went, so it only has one cast-on edge: the back piece. The gray is CVM from Windy Hill Farm and it was a pleasure to spin and knit. The red accents are various batches of madder-dyed Corriedale that I have been experimenting with.
I intentionally changed the widths and colors of the stripes to include samples of all the madder batches that I dyed. This used up all the madder fiber that I have dyed since last summer, so I dyed another batch last week.
I have also been spinning the wonderful indigo fiber that I dyed at the end of 2014. I am almost done with it, so I am planning another vat that will be mostly handspun cotton yarn. I have 6 spools of my handspun cotton yarn - mostly white but also some light brown that should be interesting. The dyeing will begin as soon as the semester is over and I turn in grades!