I have a lot going on these days. A lot to do and a lot weighing on me. This may require a long soak in the tub and a good cry. For starters, the weather has been pretty blah the last couple of days. I was happy on the first cool day when I could bring out one of my heavy sweaters, but all these grey days are really doing a number on my morale. Fortunately, I'm knitting a lot of bright projects.

My grandmother is in the hospital again. I don't want to go into a lot of details, but I'm pretty emotional about it. It's really hard for me this time because I have some sort of bug and am afraid of giving it to her if I go to visit. Sigh. This definitely calls for a bubble bath.

I went to Yarn Con this weekend. It was the first year, and I think a few kinks still need to be worked out. Overall, it was pretty great. I met some really cool artists, like Jenny the Potter. She makes amazing ceramic buttons and fiber-themed crockery. I bought a skein of really awesome, squishy handspun from Biggie. I think I will make a hat out of it. You can never have too many hats when you live in a cold climate like Chicago!

I finally found suitable sock yarn for the Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. That shouldn't have been such a struggle, given my place of employment, but it really helped me to see a group of yarns dyed by one dyer together. I finally decided to use a couple of handpaints from My Small Wonders. One is primarily green, with beautiful veins of lavender through it, and the other tone-on-tone purples. The dyer even asked me to email her a picture of the finished product to put on her etsy page. Very cool.

So many projects, so little time... If only I were coordinated enough to knit in the tub and not end up swimming with wool!


errs said...

Sorry I didn't recognize your right away. I was so out of it.

So you were thinking Chevron scarf too? I'm going with that or the Jaywalker Scarf with my two skeins. :D

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