A delivery of new yarn, especially free yarn, makes the yuckies go away. Behind my is a sweater's worth of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in the new color Montrose. I did a pattern for Lorna's Laces this winter in their Pearl yarn... I'll show you photos as soon as I see it up for sale; I don't think it's hit stores yet.
Hank Chinaski is giving me a kiss in that photo, an adorable touch, I think. In more Other People's Patterns news, I'm making an Anais, for which I purchased the yarn (Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, 4 skeins) over a year ago. The back is done... resting here with some fiber I have prepped to spin. It's such a simple pattern, just what I need right now... I have some serious business later this week, and after that I should be back to some designing and math-type work.
And in spinning news, there is new stuff in the etsy shop... this is my favorite, so I've named it Awesometown 2-ply. It's a heavy worsted weight Romney (soft and crisp and shiny), and 141 yards. There will be more coming every few days, all different fibers and color schemes, but mainly 2-plys, because I just love the way the colors swirl together. It's an effect that I think is very difficult - impossible? - to reproduce in commercially spun yarns.
Enjoy! And feel free to email me if there's a particular color or type of yarn you're looking for...