Thursday, May 28, 2009
So what's in the bag?
I rarely eat lunch at the office (and therefore can knit or read something), usually I go out to escape the sealed windowed office building. Regardless, my bag (Namaste Zuma) tends to be a tote-all to be unloaded each day once I reach the office. Not sure if getting stuck the other weekend in the elevator (between floors 10 and 11 thank you!)the one time I had nothing with me or that I really was raised to "be prepared", but last week was a "eat in" week so I was definitely prepared for anything!

Here's the bag right after I walked into the office:


And here's it all laid out:

Way Overloaded

Clockwise top left: book, knitpicks catalog, handwoven magazine, circa (aka my life!), blackberry charger, spindles, badge, glasses, CT Cream (wonderful stuff!), cowl project, pumpkin hand cream, nail file, hair sticks, bare escentuals mascara and lipstick, vitamins/drink mixes/tea/emergen-c, tide stick, arnica gel, essential oil, hair holders, jump drive, lavender essential oil, gum, ipod, bare escentuals foundation and mineral veil, more vitamins, wireless mouse, keys, wallet.

And a close up on the spinning and knitting projects

Tussah Silk, Cashmere Cowl, Bamboo

Left to right, tussah silk, cashmere cowl, bamboo.

Yeah, no wonder my back was bugging me. Don't assume I will have all this stuff with me at all times, but there's a good chance I will have a lot of this nearby!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Knitting progress update
I haven't made progress updates since February. Some things have been finished, some things are in time out, other things have been started. Here's what is in the current rotation:

Phiaro Scarf

Phiaro Scarf - 5/27/09

Swallowtail Lace Shawl in Poems Sock

Swallowtail Shawl - 5/27/09

Swallowtail Shawl - 5/27/09

Leaf Lace Shawl in Paigewood Farms

Leaf Lace Shawl - 5/27/09

Leaf Lace Shawl - 5/27/09

And, sock #2, Glynis


Monday, May 25, 2009
Catching up
Work has finally eased up. So here are some of the things I've been doing.

Finished my first pair of socks! Monkey socks using Pagewood Farms Alyeska (Merino/Cashmere)

Watermelon Monkeys

Dye Days with silk and cashmere

Indigo Tussah Silk Indigo Cashmere Indigo Cashmere

Spinning (and plying) with camel/silk, silk, bamboo, and wool.

Spindle spinning Bamboo Bamboo

And knitting

cowlSwallowtail Shawl - Progress 4/13/09
Cowl using Handmaiden Cashmere and Swallowtail Shawl using Poems Sock

More to share but that's all for now!