Aw, you guys, I loved all of your comments you left on the last post. I really did. A world of passion and creativity.
So, the news this week over at my house...I have had a paunch since the day I was born, literally. This has been a lifelong love hate relationship. Girls with flat tummies, 6 packs I tell you, saying, oh, how, they would love to have just have a little bit of baby fat. No matter how many dreadful sit-ups I have ever done have ever gotten rid of this little bit around my tummy. Well, I found out this week,at 30 years and 9 months, gravity has finally taken hold, I swear the paunch has drooped. I started rummaging through my drawers looking for those jeans that have the longer inseam or a camisole that is a little bit tighter to hold it all in. The jiggle. Then, came the hankering for the cherry coffee cake my mom made when I was growing up. I don't know about other parts of the country, but in the Midwest, we take coffee cake pretty darn serious. Plus, I have a very serious sweet tooth. One that really doesn't take "No" very well. Dammit! I told myself this is the clearly the wrong time to want such a thing. Well, I went ahead and made it anyway. That cake came out of the oven, Adrienne was at work, and I went downhill fast (well, it depends how you look at it really, I could say I went uphill, I was pretty happy eating it). I digress. Here is the dent I made in the cake.
I have been binge knitting. The kind of knitting where I don't leave the house. Not even to replenish my favorite cereal. I remember last year at this time I was in a knitting frenzy. Summer has always been a very expansive, creative time for me. I love all of those hours of sunlight. Do you find that there are times of the year when you create more?This is Wicked by Zephyr Girls. I am really enjoying knitting it. The pattern is written extremely well. I love the way they phrase their instructions.
Here is the Kusha Kusha Scarf, a Habu Kit. One strand of yarn is silk stainless steel. Too cool. I have always wanted to try this yarn. It adds a sculptural quality to the piece. The other strand of yarn is merino. Once complete, I will felt it. I have another Habu kit waiting in the wings. A sweater!
And, the finale for today: the Hanami. This is the first lace piece I ever wanted to knit. And, now I am! I love the pattern and I love the yarn. And the color of the yarn. I wish I could sit home for hours and knit this. Its the type of piece that as a good Catholic girl I would have to go to confession over -- to confess all of the bills I have blown off, all of the errands left incomplete, the dishes left unwashed, the dog left unwalked, the girlfriend left unkissed -- all while the yarn transforms from a ball to a stitch to a row to a pattern. The yarn I am using is a new product that I am offering. I call it Wool Silk Light Fingering Yarn. 65% Wool / 35% Tussah Silk.
Also, as promised, I uploaded the stock of our new Organic! Cotton spinning fiber. You can find it here. I really want to spend some time offering tutorials on the products that I carry. Hopefully, in the next couple months that will start.