It really is a season for planning and starting new things. Even though I’m not technically on the academic calendar anymore because I don’t have classes, it still governs life at a university, and I think it’s a natural rhythm in my life at this point. So in May, I’m ready to start fun new things.
I’ve started a woven alpaca wrap on my rigid heddle loom. I’m trying out a pattern using a pickup stick for the first time, and it was fairly intuitive to figure out (I could just use a 2 inch longer stick…). Warping took forever, but I’m excited to see how the project works up.
I’ve also started knitting Damson, by Ysolda. I’m finally using some of the yarn Kara and I dyed back in February. I’m proud of myself for being brave enough to knit variegated and brave enough to finally knit with yarns off the favorite shelf. 🙂