Not alot of knitting nor spinning going on at the moment. It's weird. I am super excited about Rhinebeck, but I can't seem to get my ass to finish the bobbins I've loaded up, nor what's on the needles.
In an intense fit of organizing and cataloging, I finally got around to taking individual pictures of my obscene yarn stash and loading them up on Ravelry. It took hours. No wonder I've been putting it off. But now that I can SEE what I have, I am embarrassed. And it's making me think very hard about buying more yarn. Or not. There's enough there to keep me amused for awhile and I need to justify the splurges by actually doing something with it. Or sell it.
I needed a gift for a little after-work gathering this week and decided to knit up something fast and for once USE the yarn in my stash for Pete's sake! That's how this little scarf called Bainbridge came to be. Fellow New Yorker MintyFresh designed it as an adaptation of a friend's scarf, so named for the street in Philly where the friend picked it up. I had fun knitting this and might have finished it in about 3.5 hours. That's what I'm talking about!
The yarn - Filatura di Crosa Zara - is a bit odd. While knitting, it felt a bit 'spongy'. Reading the ball band revealed it's a superwash yarn. After a short soak and blocking, the yarn relaxed completely. Do all superwash yarns do that? I'm glad it did, because I like the drape now.
The only modification I made was to cast on an extra 20 stitches, which meant I ran out of yarn while kitting up the ties. Ah well, it allowed me to dip into the stash for another color. Call it a design element. It makes for a sedate little neckwarmer.
Which seems to align with how I am thinking and feeling at the moment. All serious and sedate. I just want a little more road in front of me so I can navigate the twists and turns. We'll see if that happens.