Another thing that happened in May thanks to Shipping Goddesses and Skeining Djinnis is that my basement has begun to look more and more like a proper studio. After much measuring and planning (not mine:), we took an excursion to IKEA and bought some shelves and lighting. I had nothing to do with putting things together either dyeing yarn out on the deck while the magical folk at DF Headquartes put everything together and made it all look gorgeous. I know have tons of shelving, a packing desk and a computer desk, and room for people to even walk around and not run into each other.
I have been knitting, however. This is a sock for Wayne the wonderful warlock to Brittany's KnitWitch
. As I mentioned, he made my very attractive and clever show set up. I hired him fully intending to pay him the going rate (whatever that might be:) and he wdn't take more than the cost of materials. So I'm knitting him a pair of socks out of Rocky Top Djinni Yarn. Hopefully, he'll like 'em and, more importantly, they'll fit! First sock down, and second sock re-started, cause I think he'd prefer two socks roughly the same size, don't you?
I am also knitting the High Line Cardigan
from the Tahki Yarns Terra collection in a lovely springy green cotton tape yarn also from Tahki. No picture yet, but i am on the last piece. This will be for me, as is nearly always the case. I am knitting this with Victoria, owner of the Knit Spot, my lovely new LYS. We are doing a two-person knit-along; although, as I have been mia much of the month or more, i have no idea if she is also working on the sweater still or not. She picked a pretty coral color. One of my goals for the week is to get in there for knit night; wish me luck!
Now for important Dragonfly news! We are having a shop update at 9 pm est this Friday night, the 11th. I'll have Naiad and laces, including a few skeins of Squishy in requested colorways. I hope they phoyograph well, cause i think they are stunning:) I'll try to do some spinning fiber this week, as well.
Also, do come by my Ravelry group
and join the June Miniclub
, if you want. I am featuring Djinni and Dragonsock and six colors: Midnight at the Oasis, Bad moon rising, Poseidon, Spring in Washington, and a new color in the Pearl series (to be dyed). You have until Sunday sometime to place your order, and you can change your mind as many times as you'd like until i lock the thread. We'll then ask for your email address and invoice you through paypal, then ship as soon as the yarn is dyed and dried and paid for.
The final very important thing is that June and Summer are here. yay! This means I'll be retiring my Spring Colorways (Spring in Washington, Baltimore oriole, Green and Speckled frogs, and daffodils) and dyeing new colorways for Summer. The summer colorway inspiration contest will start later this week, possibly Friday, so start thinking!