Well, that whole job thing really sucks up some time huh?
The last couple months of my life have been a little intense. The theatre I work at was falling apart. So in April of 07 we started a much needed renovation which required us to move to a temporary site for the year. We spent a year at a space that was about twice as far from where I live (which was right on time for some gas prices going up). But more than that it required the theatre to split into two entities. Admin at the original theatre, working while renovations went on around them and Production at the temporary space.
Well on Sunday night that all came to an end. The renovations are done, the new seats are in, the paint has dried and WE ARE HOME.
So that said, I'm eager to have more time knit. And play with my new toy.
I named her after Beatrix Potter. Because I was watching Miss Potter the first time I sat down to spin with her. And because there is something about this
Now, the one of the far right is the fiber above skeined. Theses are all merino. The first two are from Cooperpot Woolies and the blue and purple is from Lapoli. The dark red on the left is my first attempt, on this wheel, with Navajo plying. I love it. Besides the fact that I love the idea of using all the fiber there is also something about the hand movement that reminds me of dancing hula.
And just to add a little more to my life I found out a couple of weeks ago that my favorite LYS Frog Eye Fiber Emporium is closing. Kind of. Sue Groundwater, the owner, has decided to focus on Spinning and Weaving and sold all of her yarn for 40% off. Well, I can barely restrain myself when something is 20%-30% off so you can imagine how I did. On the other hand you don't have to imagine.
Did I mention that I was the first person in the shop? What you see there is 15 skeins of Ultra Alpaca which will become the Cabled Swing Cardi from The Knitter's Book of Yarn (ravelry links). 9 skeins of Ultra Alpaca Light with which I have no idea what to make yet. I was thinking of a sweater for a good friend in New York. 2 skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca 100% Alpaca in a gorgeous wine and one skein of Noro Kureyon for a new Calorimetry for me. So between the spinning and the yarn sale I think I'm set for....well let's face it. At this point I have enough yarn for years. Decades probably. I sense another destashing coming up.