Monday, July 16, 2007
Oh My God, Becky... look at that roving.
Sachi's Purls, kids. Sachi's Purls.
This here roving is called "Enough With The Girly" and it is SO beautiful. The picture is pretty good, but there's so much more depth to the colors that I just can't capture. I can't wait to spin it up. It is NOT girly at all, but it's subtle and pretty all the same. This is definitely going to be done in a navajo ply and I'm going to try to preserve the colors in the same progression she did them in. I pulled it out of the box and though, "Oh yeah. SO going to be the yarn I make the Harlot's handspun scarf out of. Whee!" Thanks, Sachi!
Odd Ball Sock done, enough said, ugh, bad idea. Will be wearable, but I hated knitting it and I'm glad it's done.
I just cast on for Cookie A's Pomatamus socks in STR "Lapis" and WOW is that ever fabu. The perfect colorway for an amazing pattern. I love it when stuff just comes together so well. I will take pics when I have more than just ribbing to show you.
Otherwise I am spending far too much of my time on Ravelry. Danger, Will Robinson, Danger.
My garden is not dying. I am encouraged. See, it's been a rough year and all my plants died. SO recently I got a new batch of, er, hardier plants. Okay, okay, they're cactii, but whatever. I haven't killed them yet. My plants are a good indicator of how my moods are going. Call them my DepressOMeter. Right now, all systems are ok. I've been better, but I've been worse, too.
I taught myself to knit during a very bad depressive episode and I really think it saved my life. So when I found this collection of links and stories and what this one knitter is doing to raise awareness, I thought, "nifty!" and took the button. Check it out.
And now... it's payday. I am going to surf the Spunky Eclectic site and spend the grocery money on fiber to feed my habit. Stand back kiddies, Mama needs a new set of rovings!