This summer we've had over 35 days with temps over 90 degrees, including today. We certainly picked a terrible summer to make a move, but at least we are finished with the hauling, schlepping, etc. The downstairs is crammed with boxes, bags, unplaced furniture, with little paths carved out for us to reach the kitchen and laundry room. It will take months to unpack everything, but I really love the house, so it'll all be worth the effort.
At least the upstairs is livable as we try to figure out what we want to do. We're using the second bedroom as a den and last weekend I organized my yarn. I have mucho yarn, as you can see. These bins are an improvement over my previous system--random bags and boxes in a pile.
I've actually managed to do a bit of stash enhancing during this heck-ish month (priorities!). The theme appears to be skeins with both warm and cool greens.
First, Handmaiden Mini-Maiden in "Peridot" (from Knitty Knoddy). This "Peridot" is quite different from the Sea Silk I used for Tuscany. I love the earthy green with the blue greens (and a touch of lavender)
Next, Habu Silk Mohair hand-dyed Kasuri (from pureknits). I love how the grassy green is combined with olive-y greens. Unusual. Habu should do more handpaints, I think.
Kaalund Classic II in "Moss" (also from pureknits). Again, blue-greens and yellow-greens. I want to make a "Bee Fields" shawl from this. I even took some time to cast on--you know, just to see. I think I'm going to really enjoy knitting with this yarn--I love the sproinginess.
Take a look at this stunner:
This yarn blows me away. The color is unbelievable. This is 2-ply silk from Piece of Beauty in "Ocean Minerals". I originally bought a single skein, but had to order another--yarn this beautiful deserves to be used on a major project. This photo doesn't do it justice--you can't see all the beautiful variations of green--yes, even this yarn has some olive green.
Actual knitting? "Sarcelle" continues.
I am still doing most of the knitting on my bus-to-subway commute. I found a half-finished sleeve to Grace in the bottom of my purse. It's been so knocked around, I'm probably going to have to start it over. I don't even know where my poor Swallowtail is hiding.
Slowly, though, life will normalize, I hope. With autumn around the corner, the pleasures of knitting with wool will beckon.
ps--the SKIF patterns have arrived! More about that tomorrow.