Life and a lack of blogging..
Hello lovely friends!!
I know it’s been ages since I posted, but I’m going to try to get back into doing it. It’s not like nothing has been going on. In fact, quite the reverse!!
Some of you may follow me on Instagram, and if so, you probably know that I moved to NYC to start grad school in clinical psychology. It’s amazing! I love New York, and I love my school. It’s incredibly challenging, but I’m soaking up every minute of it. I’m learning so much. It’s making me feel like I did pick the right career path, and shifting from neurology to psychology was a good choice. Yay!
In more news, my beloved is ALSO moving to New York! He got an amazing job working on artificial intelligence, for IBM Watson!!! The three places he could’ve gone were Cleveland, Houston, or NYC, and I’m sure you know which one I wanted 😛 He’s moving this weekend, and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! He’s going to be in Hell’s Kitchen, and we are going to be fabulous New Yorkers together. Although I need to work on my style, his clothes are probably nicer than mine. Hehe.
It may shock you, but despite my busyness, knitting is still happening! It’s mostly plain stuff, because I can knit stockinette while reading for class, and let me tell you, there’s tons of reading!! There’s not a whole lot of spinning though, so I’m going to show you pics of my last two projects, which I finished THIS SUMMER. Both of them are earmarked for lovely shawls, and.. >hangs head in shame< I might’ve already knit one up but not blocked it 😛 The first one is some cormo that I got from Foxhill Farms at last year’s Rhinebeck.
I’m in love with the subtle variations of the purple, and the yarn is super bouncy and nice. I will admit that I still find Cormo rather difficult to spin, but I think that has more to do with the fact that it’s not familiar to me rather than the prep, which was super nice. 10/10 would buy again.
My next project is from a dyer I’ve loved for ages, the fabulous Macrina from Inglenook Fibers. I spun up this lovely tussah silk in her Ballet Shoes color way, and it was good. I then realized that I had some mystery gold single ply in the stash, that I could maybe pair it with for a two-tone shawl. It was too heavy a yarn to work with my handspun, so I unspun it, drafted it thinner, and re-spun it!
For future reference, I do not recommend that anyone else try this. It was super annoying. However, I’m happy with the results! I have about 500 yards of pink with golden undertones, and about 200 yards of the gold. Shout out with your favorite multicolored shawls in the comments!!
Here’s a picture of my three projects together. I’m so glad I finally wrote a blog post!
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