June 3, 2010

a bit away

Posted in good news, knitting, spinning at 11:03 pm by peachknits

I apologize in advance for the long bout of radio silence. Alas, I cannot guarantee it won’t happen again, but I will try to be more diligent.

We have been busy! I moved into a new place in Ft. Mitchell, with Z and my little brother, who is 18 and graduating from high school on Friday. It hasn’t come without its own set of unique challenges. Evan tends to ball up his dirty socks and leave them inside-out in the hamper; he leaves gunked-up bowls in the sink. His diet consists chiefly of ramen and beefaroni. In short . . . he’s an 18-year-old boy.

But overall, this experiment in in-house birth control is going pretty well. We’ve had a smattering of arguments, but nothing to throw anyone out over.

What else has happened? . . .

  • I knit this:

Pattern: Owl Baby Vest
Yarn: Encore Worsted
Started: May 7, 2010
Finished: May 13, 2010

Notes: I knit this up in less than a week for a coworker who is now on maternity leave, expecting her first child. Technically, it’s the first baby item I’ve ever made; I guess this means I don’t know many babies. The Encore Worsted was okay, but it’s also 50% acrylic, and I have a vendetta against synthetics. I’m sure it will stand up well to baby drool though.

I chose green because the sex of the baby is a surprise.

  • I spun this:

This was Jacob wool, handspun woolen on my Kiwi (loooove that wheel), for my dear friend Lynne. She and I went to a wool festival in Lexington in early May, and I convinced her to buy some roving for me to spin up for her. It’s surprisingly soft and very lofty (that long draw method, you know) and still has that earthy, yummy lanolin smell. I was sorry to see it go, but I know it will be cherished.

  • I took the plunge:

After much deliberation, I finally gathered the courage to submit a quasi-proposal for a knitting book to Jenni. That’s right: a real, live knitting book, with patterns that I design myself. I pitched it to her, and got positive response. I can’t say much more right now, but come the end of July, I might have some really awesome news.

Until then, though, I’m going to chill on the couch, drink my diet cherry 7-up, and watch reruns of Futurama. Cheerios!

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3 Comments »

  1. val said,

    wow! your very own knitting book! that would be amazing. good luck, lady!

  2. Rachael said,

    That vest is so freaking cute! I love it! Your spun yarn is beautiful and if you get to write a book and be published I am going to be sooooo happy and proud of you! Go Rachel!

  3. Rebecca said,

    I can’t believe you knit that vest in less then one week, it looks amazing! I am so happy for you and Z, congrats on moving in together, that is such a big step (in a great direction). I hope J and I will be in the same boat soon. Congrats on the book proposal, I’m sure it’ll be a major hit!


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