It’s been kinda crazy since Hoosier Hills. A lot of things going on – most fiber related and a lot of things coming up. Sorry for the lack of pictures. My flickr app is having some issues.
- I got some more suri alpaca fiber washed up. It took *forever* to dry. As in many days. So for the majority of the week I had loose alpaca fiber on my kitchen island. It’s been raining (or a chance of rain) several days so the higher humidity didn’t help. However, I ended up with just under 2 pounds of gorgeous gray suri locks with white tips. His name is Gabriel and the fleece was from Montrose Farms which is only about 10 miles north of my house. I already had just under one pound from the prior year so I’ve got plenty now. Very likely this may become a large beaded shawl.
- I, um, ran out of yarn on my Alluvia Tote. In nearly 4 years of knitting I’ve never actually run out before. Each pleat is a different color and I came up shy. This was, of course, the one color I didn’t have two balls of. Per the pattern one ball should have been enough. Obviously not. So, I started my search on Ravelry but couldn’t find any in the same dyelot. I bought one skein each from two very nice Ravelers and will use whichever one matches the best. Luckily, it will mostly be hidden under the above pleat.
- The drywalling in the garage is done (including a catastrophe with the deep freeze) and my garage is newly organized and put together. It appears I will have 1/4 to 1/3 of the garage for fiber prep and dyeing. The sink still needs to be hooked (cold water only unfortunately) and I need to put up shelving but just knowing how much workspace I have is a good start. Pictures will follow once its done. PS – anyone know how to get the drywall dust under control? I have swept the garage a half dozen times and am still tracking the dust into the house.
- Knit in Public Week is starting. If you’re local to central Indiana we’re getting together Friday the 20th to knit at the winery. More details here. I hope everyone can get out and enjoy, especially with friends.