What’s up? Not much. Lots and lots of school work. I should actually be reading and critiquing stories right now, but I’m blogging instead. Yay for procrastination?
The weather has been gorgeous over here. So much so that I spent most of Sunday outside reading (finished The Other Queen by Philippa Gregeory). And I wound up burning my back. The rest of me’s okay, just my back’s a bit red/pink. Not awfully burned, but enough for it to be a bit uncomfortable to wear a bra (yeah, no bra while I was outside reading).
I started Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale yesterday, only about 20 pages in, but it’s pretty good so far.
Okey dokey, onto the knitting!
Remember the shawl Aeolian that I said I was knitting? Well, it’s been finished for awhile, but still not blocked. It’s nice and big. I plan on steam blocking it instead of wet blocking because it’s so big. Just barely enough floor space right now to get this pic. Here it is, in all its unblocked glory:
Then there’s the Lace Ribbon Scarf from Knitty. I’m using Araucania’s Ruca Multy in color # 11. It’s a blue-lavender-light pink (the color in the pic sucks, it’s actually a lot lighter and more pink than how it’s showing up. My camera just wasn’t co-operating today.
Anyway, it’s awesome to work with. Soft and silky. Kinda like bamboo.
Since I’ve become a test knitter for The Unique Sheep, I got a $25 gift certificate to their shop. I used it to join their Secret Garden Knitting Club. I decided to get the Luxe base (75/25 merino/silk) in the Seashell Gradiance colorway. (Again, the colors aren’t quite right for some reason).
Then there’s my Wild Craft Fibre club. The March shipment has been finally spun up and plied and the twist has been set. I haven’t checked the wpi yet, but I’m guessing it’s fingering weight. Ta-dah!
Yesterday was a good mail day. My fiber from Blue Ruin Designs (my friend Sadie dyed it!) came yesterday. On the left is Spring Haze and on the right is Sweet Sangria #1.
Okay, that’s enough procrastinating for now. Better get back to reading stories and having opinions.