Is this thing on?

I disappeared! And I didn’t even know it but the last post I made (on August 13th) was my 100th post, at least at this blog address. Cool.

I’ve been busy with moving and grad school has started up again so I’ve been consumed with those two things. I’ve been having almost constant agita since moving–the yarn is just out of control and there is very little closet space so while it’s a much bigger apartment than the last, the yarn has nowhere to GO. I’ve had to invest in a set of vacuum space bags. I thought about posting pictures, but the hard squished bricks of yarn are too sad, I could almost be accused of yarn abuse!

If there is anything that makes me feel like I have too much yarn it’s calculating the amount I spend on STORAGE for the yarn. I could knit a cashmere afghan with what I’ve spent on plastic storage bins, no joke. And those vacuum bags aren’t cheap either. I read on Ravelry that you shouldn’t actually vacuum out the air because it could permanently compress the fibers.

Anyhow, I am knitting and hope to be able to post a picture of my Minimalist cardigan soon which I am close to finishing. It’s looking like it will be an adorable wearable sweater and I already have two orders for them. I don’t think I’ll mind because it’s such a straightforward pattern, really quick and easy knitting. I’ll probably be knitting a second for myself as well!

My modeling has been truly exciting recently–in the next Webs catalog you’ll see me modeling a garment I designed and knit in what I think is the nicest Valley Yarn yet, Sheffield, a merino/silk/angora blend. I’m actually pretty pleased with this sweater and hope it finds some fans. It was really fun to work on the entire page of the catalog, from the copy to the garment to the modeling it was all DIY!

The next job on deck is seriously fantastic but top secret for now! All I’ll say is that I had to give my measurements to a very cool lady today…

I’ll be back with pictures!

CR