Sunday, April 29, 2012

April yarn update

I've been busy with work, school, knitting, and spinning.  It's a careful balance, and I'm looking forward to finishing with school for the summer very soon.  Here's what I've been up to.

On April 15th I went to the last day of Knitting in the Heartland.  I took one spinning class from Jacey Boggs, who was fantastic.  Check out all of these spinning wheels! 
That was only half of the circle too!  I wish I would have gotten more pictures.  After the class I went to the market.  This was my take home.

Corny Goodness - Fingering Weight in Blue Jay and DK Weight in Fern Green Medium (it's made from corn and it's really soft!)
Nerd Girl Yarns - <3 Heart You (100% superwash merino) in I'm a Knight

Esther Purl Fibers - Cormo Roving Braid, 4 oz.
Wooliebullie - 50% merino, 25% silk, 25% bamboo, 2 oz, in Raspberry Swirl
City Street Textiles -  two 1 oz. rainbow batts
Treasure Goddess - Superwash Merino braid, 4.1 oz in Mint 'N Teal and Fluffy Batt Superwash Merino Wool & Sparkle, 2.7 oz in Turquoise

So I need to get spinning!


So as far as finishing goes, I don't have a lot.  I've been working on some big projects lately.  Currently I'm working on my Evenstar Shawl, aka The Lace Monstrosity. 

Right now I'm doing the border, which contains almost 3000 beads.  I've been working on it since April of last year, so I'm really glad to be nearing the finish. 

I also have a Zora sweater freshly on the needles out of Malabrigo sock in Cote D'Azure.

I always have some socks going.  These are the Cookie A sock club April shipment, Nanaimo socks in Socktopus Sokkusu Original in River Styx.
I see a blue theme here, but that is typical for me.
Recently finished I have a pair of socks:

I used a sock pattern called Groovy Socks with Walking Wisti Travel yarn in Zombie.  I've been wearing them every day since. 

Also, I made a pair of booties for a co-worker:

This is my favorite bootie pattern, Christine's baby booties.  They used only a couple of yards of the Corny Goodness Fingering in Blue Jay.  I have plenty of yarn left over, so I'm sure that there will be more.

That's mostly it for my April fiber-y yarn-y adventures.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

 Kyle won tickets to see Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at the Blue Note.  I got off of work a little early, but we still decided to skip the opener. 

The stage background was filled with jungle plants and a stuffed lion.  They played some songs from the new album and I'm looking forward to checking it out when it's released on June 12th.