Aurora Roving in Progress

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Aurora Roving ©Shireen Nadir 2013

Remember this lovely thing? It’s finally being spun, and by someone who knows what they’re about no less.

Aurora Roving ©Shireen Nadir 2013

That person is not Mouffette, though she is clearly instrumental in the process.

Aurora Roving ©Shireen Nadir 2013

It’s being worked up by the immensely talented Leslie Ordal, with an eye to keeping the different colour sections intact. It’s already looking pretty delicious – we (I say ‘we’ as though I am helpful somehow) are aiming for a 3 ply fingering weight yarn.

Aurora Roving ©Shireen Nadir 2013

Aurora Roving ©Shireen Nadir 2013

The plan is to knit this into something for my neck, something that will benefit from these gently shifting gradients, and something that I shall proudly wear when I finally hit the arctic and fulfill my bucket list item of shooting the aurora from further north than Sault Ste. Marie 🙂

I haven’t decided what that something is yet though, and I’m open to suggestions!

Aurora Roving ©Shireen Nadir 2013

Aurora Roving ©Shireen Nadir 2013

Aurora Roving ©Shireen Nadir 2013

Thank you Leslie, Mouffette and the super talented folks at Inglenook fibers – I can’t wait to knit this baby up!