I was feeling a little down the other day. I didn't feel like knitting on my WIP's, I didn't feel like pulling out the wheel, spindling seemed pointless. Everything was just very meh. And then I realized what my lack of knitting mojo/excess of ennui was hinged on: I didn't have a handspun project going! Naturally I dug out the best and brightest of my handspun stash, because if you're needing a boost, this is the yarn:
It's BFL in the Fever colourway from Spun Right Round. It's the first time I was able to intentionally spin that plump 2-ply look that shows off barber-poled colour so well. I adore this yarn. I had it queued up with the Camp Out fingerless Mitts by Tante Ehm - an awesome, easy, free pattern that looks amazing with handspun. My yarn was no exception.
I made them as long as I could without having to increase for arm fatness, and I still have a nice little ball of yarn left. I used about 90 yards. Each mitt was finished in a single 1-2 hour sitting. My ennui is cured!