Still participating in the 365Days project, taking a new self-portrait photo every day for one year. Most days I feel pretty uninspired, but I've had a couple of interesting shots here and there (both of these linked shots achieved Flickr Explore/Interestingness at some point). This is yesterday's photo; spring is here (for now) on the North Coast. Jealous much, Vermonters? Wanna see more of my narcissistic photos? OK, you can see them here. And if you are still stuck in the snow, and need a little taste of what spring might bring, check out the daffodils I saw on my bike ride yesterday.
Despite evidence to the contrary, photography isn't the only pursuit I've been sinking my time and energies into lately. I've been spinning up a storm in preparation for launching my website, COLORBOMB Creations. I took my Lendrum out on the back deck yesterday to enjoy the warm weather. I'm spinning up a felty, fuzzy thick-and-thin yarn in warm fall colors (I know, but the fiber looked so *delectable*!
Here are pictures of some of the yarns I've spun up recently (click on any image for a larger photo and more information):
I did 'Blood Fever' for the 'Cabin Fever' theme at Fiber Friday. It is 76yds./6.7oz. of wool from Frene Creek Farms, 4-6WPI
'Right Off My Head' was a commissioned supercoil yarn for Knitsocks, who is planning on making it into a hat to wear when she volunteers next week at the SXSW festival.
And 'Disco Monet' is 120yds./1.9oz. of 8-10WPI 2ply containing a wool, mohair, and angelina blend plied with lurex thread. Soft spring colors set off by the sparkle of the lurex.
I've also been doing more knitting, and among the projects I'm working on is my first pair of socks. (!!) I joined the Rockin' Sock Club sponsored by Blue Moon Fiber Arts: an entire year of sock kits in the most sumptuous merino sock yarn you can imagine. Last night I wound the yarn, swatched, and knit the first toe! The pattern in this kit, called "Inside Out" by Kaci Kyler Hays, is a reversible toe-up using a provisional cast-on and short-rows; I was a little intimidated for my first sock, but it turned out to be easy-peasy and it looks like it fits perfectly. I like that you can try on as you go with toe-up designs. This colorway is called 'Monsoon', and is a lovely blend of greens.