I also threw 2 little balls of Windy Walley Musk Ox Qiviuk. The colours aren`t all that accurate. The grey one is more lavender grey and the purple more purple. The blends are slightly different: the purple one is qiviut, merino and mulberry silk and the lavender grey is 50/50 qiviut and silk. Despite the different blends I`m thinking of using it for the same design. I did try to chart and plan something before we left home and frantically flicked through stitch dictionaries late on Thursday evening but didn`t come up with anything tha appealed. I do have some vague ideas so we`ll see what I come up with. I`m hoping I`ll finish one of the other designs first.
I spun the yarn below this autumn and Emily liked it and fancied another knitted had (she has had 2 of my handspun/handknitted hats before) but its a laceweight (720m/100gr) so it's a bit fine for a hat. I may hold it double or I may do something else with it. I've not decided yet. This was the yarn I would before we left on Friday. Emily actually wants me to knit her a balaclava but I don't have any suitable yarn with me, it'll have to be very soft as she has sensitive skein. Shops now are closed till after Christmas and if I start then I'll barely have time to finish it before we leave again. Actually I probably could knock one up in a couple of days (I can knit a hat in an evening) but I don't really want to knit a balaclava. She'll have to toughen up instead.
So far we've had a very quiet holiday. Yesterday we went shopping to get one last present and a pair of jeans for Emily. Then we went for a walk in the woods near my parents home. I didn't go far as my back was really aching but Em and Simon went a bit further. Today we've mainly relaxed at home. My back is really, really bad. We all went out for a walk this morning but I didn't get far before I was in too much pain and had to turn back.
Tomorrow is Christmas Even which is when we celebrate Christmas in Norway. We're spending the evening at my sister's house. I'm looking forward to seeing my 2 young nephews again. I've not seen them for 2 years.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy some relaxing time with family and friends.