The last few weeks have been C. R. A. Z. Y.! Between posting new classes at the shop and knitting like the wind on a couple deadline projects, things seem to have settled a bit. Yes, I am knocking on wood right now. I recently shared that I had counted my projects and I had an embarrassing 14 that were in tow on a daily basis and I got this down to a very respectable - in my opinion - 7 projects. Well, I'm happy to report that now I'm down to 2. I think this means that I get to cast on at least 2 more today. Or maybe 3? What do you think?
One FO is for a dear friend that's getting married. Here's a wee peek of her shawl:I bound off the last stitch yesterday morning, gave it a good bath, and - with the assistance of blocking wires - blocked it like mad. End result... it's lovely! Simply lovely. The bride-to-be has only seen this small smidgen that I lightly blocked for her approval, so I'll share all the details once it's been revealed to the recipient for her wedding. It's just so pretty that I had to share.
Another friend of mine had a milestone birthday last week. She's a knitter and I was too short on time to knit her something worthy of her special day. So instead, I decided to spin this for her and it's pretty special:It's ~118 yards of hand dyed (although, I didn't dye it) Blue Faced Leicester that varies from DK-Aran. I even decided to design a special label for this skein of handspun listing all of the details on the back. The label makes me smile and, I admit, I'm anxious to tag and note the details on the rest of my handspun - maybe I'll actually knit with it at some point if it's tagged and in my stash. Now that I have a label designed, you can never be sure of what will happen next...