It's been what? Six weeks? Maybe more? Yes, a while. I've been around the Internet, I've been knitting and I've been busy, but I didn't feel like posting.
First of all, thank you for the support as for my previous post. I'm still very confused and am not very further then I was a few weeks ago. Some days are good, some are really bad. It's hard to get a clear picture, to make decissions about my future. I will have to, but it's still to chaotic. At the moment I'm in a bad period where I want to cry more then laugh. Adding that Summer is starting and it's just not my favourite period. I hate the irregularity of Summer, when the holidays start for the kids. I hate the long evenings and the weather that doesn't make up it's mind. It creates more chaos then usual for me and I just don't like it. But I'm still around, no worries!
Little over 2 weeks ago I broke my big toe of my right foot in a little accident with some horses. As a result I was home from work for - originally - 4 weeks. Now, about a week after the accident I was full speed again and couldn't sit still, so yesterday - 2 weeks after the accident - I started working again and I'm doing well. I have a high pain barrier and feel little. You should have expected me to get a lot of stuff done these past 2 weeks, but hmm, didn't happen! :D That's just me.
But wait, you came here for the fiber content, right? Or at least something creative? Let's see, where to start.
First there's the cashmere scarf I finished a few weeks back. I'm on a scarf binge, want to have tons on the needles. But after finishing this one I didn't cast one on as I'm determined to get a few other projects done!
It's the Leaf Lace Pattern (Ravelry link) and I knitted it out of some Posh cashmere in the colourway Evergreen, which I found was perfect for the then ongoing theme of Project Spectrum, Earth. Green normally isn't my colour, but I was amazed with the amount of green yarn and fiber I still had in my stash. Most of it I got through fiber club memberships. I won't buy green that easily unless it's moss green.
In the same period I decided I wanted to spin up some earth themed fiber. I had quite a bit around to spin up but this is all I got done :
This is fiber from the Hello Yarn fiber club. It was from January 2008, which is quite recent (have a lot of "older" fiber in my stash!). It's a merino/mohair blend, 4oz spun at about fingering weight yarn, about 460 yards. It might become socks ...
I spun up some more fiber but I haven't taken pictures yet. Maybe later today, the weather is quite good!
As for spinning, I'm on a roll now and like spinning a lot. But time is the big issue here. Now we are on another theme of PS3, Air. I love the theme, but it's hard to find appropriate colours in my fiber stash. I don't like yellow and luckily there isn't much of that colour in the stash. And grey and white, well, I do have some of that (plenty even) but I'm not in the mood to spin solids. So we'll see what I find! Air does come in more colours if you ask me! :D Luckily PS3 isn't really limiting the colours.
I have been liking PS3 quite a bit as it's been forcing me to use some colours I usually would ignore! Well, force, it's not that bad, but still. It does make you explore other colours and that's really good for me!
I joined the 52 Pair Plunge again! :D I think I got about halfway the last round, so I'm hoping for a bit more this time around. I already have a few socks knitted, but I'll keep them for a next post so I'll be around again sooner!
Hope you are all enjoying Summer, or Winter if you are at the other side of the world, and happy knitting!