Anticipating… Rites of Spring Fiber Frolic - a tour of yarn shops, fiber farms, coffee shops & cafes in NE Wisconsin. Make.Do and KC&T are on the map!
It'll be a fun few days… lambs, yarn, trunk shows, classes, tons of door prizes! And it could be even more fun & exciting with BFF's daughter's bridal shower and a new grandbaby's due date in the mix!! We'll see how it goes…
Celebrating… April Birthdays!!!
Drinking… G&T, the occasional IPA — so many to choose from these days!
Eating… I've reinstated my subscription to Plated, and was sent an invitation to try Blue Apron, so have had a few deliveries lately and a lot of fun cooking — samosas, chicken, salmon, meatballs, catfish. Yum.
Enjoying… finally, some summer-like weather!
Wearing… Sandals. Yay!
Itching… to PLAY WITH ALL THIS FABRIC. At the end of January, a "friend" from Utah shared an ad on FB by someone out there who was selling many yards of Alabama Chanin cotton jersey. My "friend" was even willing to pick it up and ship it to me. It was all just too good to pass up, so arrangements made, money transferred, parcels packed and posted, and voila! I have a ton more fabric to play with — quite a few colors, many that I'd likely never order (minimums) but I'm happy to have/see/play with in person. My little color swatch cards are great, but there's a huge difference when you actually have enough fabric to hold and squeeze and see in so many more ways.
Sewing… my Alabama Chanin skirt. I'm closing in on the quilting of the third panel. I am considering starting the fourth right away and possibly not cutting those two pieces (which would be the back of the skirt) — at least not right away. I don't know… it's been a design-as-you-go project from Day 1, subject to whim!
Knitting… because of the concentrated effort on sewing, the knitting has stalled. (Where has all the free time gone?)
- LOLA is underway, and I'm looking forward to getting back to it. In the meantime, digging through a bin of WIPs (a small bin), I discovered that I've had more of the Tsumugi silk all along, in the exact colorway!
- Romi's Mystery Shawl is also underway, but late one night I pulled the needle out of a few stitches at the end of a row and I haven't yet returned.
- I never got started on the Healthy Knitter KAL.
Listening… to The Golem and The Jinni. I had borrowed it on Overdrive, but holy cow it's a long book! The reading is lovely, but quite slow… combined with not a lot of listening time, I was barely past the quarter-mark when it was due! I even sped it up a bit. I was unable to renew it right away, so had to put it on hold again… not a fan of this aspect of Overdrive! I recently signed up for Audible, though, and used this month's credit for that book, so I should be safe. (I've still sped up the reading just a tad, even though I now have all the time in the world.)
Reading… The Whole Fromage. The author is a native of Wisconsin… so knows a little bit about cheese! I'd given this book to my mother a few years ago, but I don't think she ever read it.
Needing… to CLEAN UP & ORGANIZE! I know I say it at least once or twice a year: MY WORKROOM IS A DISASTER! It is worse than ever and I can't even imagine when I'm going to get to it. (Where has all the free time gone?)
Planning… June. Three weddings, three weekends in a row! And the start of our Farmer Market season (which, given new baby & etc., may take a June hiatus).
Watching… On deck: Shetland S1 and S2!
Wondering… Whether I'll have reason to use any of these patterns in the next few years. A couple were my 😉
Shocked… To open my browser this afternoon, only to be confronted with the news of Prince's death. RIP. Man… what a year, too many gone.