I know, there was no List last Friday. Not for a lack of Very Good Things, either, but more that I was spending my day in the midst of them and got a little carried away. Friday was for family, and then the weekend became terribly exciting, and so now here we are. This week’s List will just be a little longer, is all.
I’m working on a few things this week- backing some of those watercolor embroideries for the shop, getting models together for a photoshoot, editing the life out of the next issue (which is coming out SOON and damn, I’m ticking things off my list), but in all of that I’m trying to take a little time and look around, make sure I’m not missing how absolutely gorgeous this June is. It’s these wonderful little things, those small moments, and in all this busy-busy-busy I’m so easily lost in the shuffle of wake up, work, dinner, sleep. As much as I love my work, it isn’t my life. I’m so grateful for our dogs– how did we ever function before dogs? They keep us on a schedule, which is great, but more than that, Hugo’s need for exercise and stimulation keeps us from overwork and excessive connectivity. You can’t take a laptop on the trails, and knitting doesn’t exactly happen on a walk with a little man. Even as I’m writing, he has his face on my lap desk, waiting for the fun to start.
What he doesn’t know is that once I finish up here, I’m going to make a little dinner, check on my purple heart and pothos cuttings (I am obsessed, it is so weird) and then do a little more sewing, so nothing is getting terribly exciting anytime soon, unless he considers snuggling and watching Netflix while I stitch a party. He’s getting older, though. I am also getting older and this is generally what I consider a good time these days, so possibly yes?
I also have a new wedding shawl to plan out (although I have plenty of time to plan it) which we are all very happy about up here; that will be its own series of posts, but if anyone has All- Time Favorite Yarn Suggestions, I am very, very open. I have a few requirements, naturally.
- Yarn should not be merino wool. (I’m sorry. Merino is lovely, I’m just bored with the stuff. Epic preference for heritage breeds, but BFL, Cormo, Corriedale, Shetland, they all get my love.) Luxury fibers are also and always an option.
- Lace weight isn’t the only possibility here- fingering, double, or sport weight are also on the table.
- Absolutely, positively MUST come in cream/ white/ undyed, obviously, because I’ll be custom- dyeing for this.
I have ideas and opinions, leads and what not, of course, but I’m always interested in hearing from others— what’re your favorite Big Occasion Yarns when you’re pulling out all the stops?