It's been an emotionally difficult and very busy springtime for me, and one of the many things that got set by the wayside was my fiber hobby. Until recently, I had barely touched my knitting since February. But fiber festivals have a way of reminding me about all the fun and exciting projects and possibilities that are out in the world. Starting with Maryland Sheep and Wool, and continuing this past weekend with Great Lakes Fiber Show, I've found energy in my fiber friends and gotten interested in fiber arts again.
One way that I can tell things are interesting again is that my fiber-appetite is back. I made some roving purchases at MD, and bought some new yarn at Ohio. MegKnitsALot also gave me the most amazing yak/silk roving blend; I just want to roll around in it and purr like a cat. Today, I even managed to log in all of my new yarn on my Ravelry account.
On the road trip to/from Ohio, I worked on one of my long-stalled shawls. The yarn is one of my own mohair/suri blends and is yummy beyond the usual. On the drive home, I finished the last long repeats and was all the way to the cast-off when Amazonmink suggested I do something more interesting- a picot edge. So I've slowed way down again. But it's about one-third cast off, and the end is in sight. After that, I think I will pick up the Pavone in White again and see if I can make any more headway there.