I've been so busy lately that I haven't knitted an inch.
In other news I have now officially graduated from NSCAD with my BFA Interdisciplinary. My flat looks like a cross between a war zone, a yarn shop and an art gallery as I have moved out of my studio and shuffled everything home. I somehow need to organize and pack this disaster up over the next week, as I will be leaving Nova Scotia for good and moving back to... well, I'm honestly not sure yet, save that I'll be spending my summer in northern Alberta again.
I have some yarn porn to show off. Before the semester ended, I completely took advantage of the dyeing studio.
In December, I ordered several pounds of yarn from Henry's Attic. I didn't have time to dye it until this week, but it actually only makes up about half of the skeins pictured. A local company donated several hundred partial spools that looked like the one in the photo below. On the inside it says, 100% Wool Herco, Mohair Spinners South Africa. It's very soft (I think it's a mohair/wool blend) and perfect sock weight yarn. I wound spools together into full skeins, and save for having a few extra ends to weave in when I'm knitting, free sock yarn!
All of the purple yarn was also donated by a local company that accidentally lightly felted it. Lightly felted or not, it's still perfectly usable and very, very soft. It was bright pink but no longer.
Sadly, now I have no reason whatsoever to go yarn shopping any time in the new future. My husband has given me a decree - that I must knit my way through ALL of this before I venture into a yarn shop. Which is all good. I definitely have more yarn than I can knit when I'm up in the bush this summer.
I said goodbye to this piece today.
I'm not sure if I would call it another of my explorations or a finished work. A painter friend of mine and I made a deal at the beginning of the semester that we would each choose our favourite work from the other and trade. The painting I received in the deal is beautiful. I will cherish it forever.