Dude, I fucking hate election season. I end up enraged every time I listen to the news. The only bright spot is The Daily Show, but it’s reruns this week, so I’m stuck with NPR. Ugh. And I can’t not listen. I whirl into a frenzy of outrage and fact checking and frustration about the millions who get their news from Fox alone, and I end up spending way too much time and energy stewing and seething and clawing around the Internet. A few minutes ago, I fantasized about interrupting a rally by shouting LIAR! at the top of my lungs (which are pretty sturdy, it turns out), and I even tested the volume of my shouting, then did a few crazy, frantic impersonations. Sheesh. I need to put some kind of a politics timer on my machine for the next couple months.
Anyway, to combat the knotting angst and dread, I’m trying to zen out with crafty goodness.
I finished up all my Wildcat Hollow roving. Well, not all of it–I still have a different lot of tri-color and a different lot of fawn for another project; and not completely finished, either as I haven’t yet washed the spun stuff. (Cripes, I’m an irritating literalist.)
Look how pretty!
I used only the first two balls. The other tricolor wasn’t quite as babysoft, so I decided to set it aside for another project. I had 8 oz of solid and 4 oz of tricolor (2oz had a somewhat higher proportion of lighter colors in the mix, producing an overall lighter yarn), then plied it thusly:
- Lighter tricolor to itself
- Lighter tricolor to darker tricolor
- Darker tricolor to itself
- Lighter tricolor to solid
- Darker tricolor to solid
- Solid to itself
I was originally thinking a cardigan, but now I’m thinking maybe a loose drapy pullover with a really long, sloppy turtleneck, not quite a cowl. I’ll wash and swatch it first, then go from there.
Last weekend, Cathy & I started working on our collaborative project. We’re going to finish up next weekend.
Now I’m off to:
- Soak some Romney
- Salt & roll up my goat cheese
- Make & freeze a bunch of pies! Huzzah!