Archive for June, 2012

No, I haven’t taken a knitting hiatus…

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

I can’t believe I haven’t posted here since January. That’s pretty pathetic. Many projects have come and gone and are now forever in the ether. At least in my ether though they happily reside in someone’s reality somewhere, but there is no way I am even going to try to cover lost ground. It’s just lost. About an hour ago, I got my juice that I made this morning out of the fridge. It’s a yummy ginger, pineapple, watermelon. Then I got distracted with a little work (imagine that) and poof, the notion of the juice was gone just like that. But I just looked over and there it was on my desk, still happily in my reality. Therein lies the difference…

I have certainly been knitting away over the past several months, and currently on the needles is a throw, possible a gift, possibly for us as I remain undecided. The yarn is super bulky and squooshy soft, and if the image actually posts, you’ll see, a lovely progression of color. I just had to have it and it’s a souvenir from our most recent road trip. I bought it at a shop on Long Island after having taken the ferry from CT while visiting friends. It was a lovely sunny day and perfect for an unplanned side trip. And not to disappoint, the unplanned side trip resulted in finding a lovely yarn store.

Awaiting the needles is some more luscious yarn from the same company, http://handpaintedknittingyarns.com/. I don’t know how soon I will start this kit. It knits up as a striped bias shawl with gradual color changes.

There are a few other knitting projects going, but in other fibery news, earlier this month I went on a fiber retreat with 17 wonderful women from Yarnorama. the retreat was held in LAGrange , TX, about an hour and a half away. While there, I learned to spin on a drop spindle and have so far spun my way through 3/4 of lovely fibery goodness I purchased on the Marfa road trip back in February.

What started out as this lovely bakll of fluff, now is starting to resemble yarn…like this…

 

 

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