Here’s how I’ve been spending my time …


This is knitted on US 5 needles with a 2 ply handspun yarn: one strand of alpaca roving (AlpacaPalooza from Cedar Wind Ranch. The blend is called Chocolate Parfait — part chocolate brown and part creamy white, donated by Checkov, Tawnee, and Divinity. I let it sit in the closet of a year because I was afraid that I wouldn’t do it justice (I bought it 2 months after I learned to spin). This month, I sat down and decided that it was now or never.

Then, as a reward for finishing the taxes on time (April 15th at 3 pm. Whew, thank goodness for electronic filing — no trying to find parking and standing in line at the post office), I started the Pi Shawl from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac. I’ve just started the 3rd, and final, pattern block. With the flight down to California for the interview on Friday, there is a good chance that I will be finished with it by our 15th wedding anniversary next week.

We’ll see. I haven’t decided what to do about the edging yet. And this weekend will be busy with the Natural Dyeing with Norman Kennedy Workshop.