Life has been hectic lately, which I feel like I shouldn’t say anymore. It seems I open every post like that, doesn’t it? Perhaps I need to find the time to post when I’m not, say, running in circles from stress and busyness. But I digress.
It’s been almost a month since my last post, and a lot has happened. I spent most of my time last week in Cleveland, helping out my grandfather after a surgery. I got some knitting done on a pair of baby booties (for one of the four families I know expecting in June/July, yikes!), but somehow my gauge changed radically from the first to the second booty. This happens to me all the time, and I have no idea how; perhaps my tendency to overthink things has carried over into my knitting life. I know it’ll take a very short time to fix, but I can’t bring myself to do it.
In the meantime, I’ve been suffering from a lack of knitting mojo. I was working on my Kerrera, but now that it’s warm I’ve lost steam on my desire to knit it. I know I’ll start it up again come September-ish, but for now it’s hibernating. I’ve struggled to find something to knit that I really love, and so I’ve been spending lots of time at the wheel. I’ve got about 9 ounces of Merino/Silk fiber in teal and brown, and I decided that I should spin this into laceweight singles. It’s been a learning experience as well as lots of fun, but now that I’m moving on to my third bobbin (and I’ve already got 1270 yards of laceweight/light fingering singles), I’m getting a little bored.
I did buy some yarn at the Webs anniversary sale, even though I haven’t used the yarn I bought at last year’s sale completely. Don’t judge me. I couldn’t help myself when I saw that Aslan Trends Invernal was included in the sale: I’ve been drooling over that yarn for over a year, but could never afford it. Now I’ve got a sweater’s worth, in the most beautiful, buttery yellow!
Adding to my stash does have me feeling a little guilty. I’m doing some stash-busting with the baby booties, but that’s not really enough, since my goal is to use two balls of yarn for every one that I buy. So far, I’m not doing too well on that front. So last night, I cast on for a Minimalist Cardigan, using one of my oldest stash yarns. It’s a cotton/silk blend, and I’m a little short on the yardage, so this sweater might end up being a huge flop. We shall see.
And now I’m off to tackle the writing/research/grading tornado that is the end of the semester. Thanks for sticking with me through my ridiculous lulls in posting!