Last week we had a terrible storm blow through here. I had just finished blocking my Pimpelliese when The Mister said we needed to go sit it out in the basement. I quickly packed my wheels and loom into an interior bathroom, headed downstairs with all the fur babies and hoped for the best.
We escaped with just a big mess in the yard so the next morning I posed the little shawl with some minor debris on the deck.
I am so happy my little shawl made it safely through the storm. I really, really like it. I was never a fan of garter stitch but thanks to my Color Affection and now this, I am rethinking my thinking. This is the perfect pattern for psychedelic roving-simple enough for all the crazy color changes without being boring.
I should also mention that this project was three years in the making. I began spinning this gorgeous Pucker Brush Farm Merino on the train coming home from Rhinebeck in 2009 with my equally brand new little Golding spindle. I was deathly ill with swine flu at the time so this project got pushed so far back in the queue that I pretty much forgot about it until I made plans to return to Rhinebeck this October. Of course, October is still a very long way away and the way stuff happens around here I won't be surprised if this year turns out to be a no-go also. There's always 2013.