What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Sorry to disappear for so long, but I’ve been a little busy. In the last three months I have: hunted for and found a new job, hunted for and found a new apartment, moved into said apartment and started said job, all while finishing and filing my dissertation. That’s right, you are being toasted by Dr. Doublepointed, Ph.D.

Raise a glass!

I’ve been knitting, but I haven’t been blogging about it– so I’ve got some catching up to do. I’m going to spread it out over the next few days/weeks, since most of my summer projects haven’t even been photographed yet. I stuck virtuously to a yarn diet all summer, aided by being too busy to browse for yarn and being too worried about my financial future to buy unnecessary items. So everything I knit this summer was knit from my own handspun, or from stash yarn. Yay!

What you see in these pictures is my finished Montego Bay scarf. As you may recall, I spun this yarn from merino/silk fiber that I bought on sale from A Verb For Keeping Warm ages ago. I’m really pleased with how this turned out, and I highly recommend the pattern for handspun yarn — it’s very forgiving of uneven texture, and it makes color-pooling actually look pretty good. I ended up getting about 400 yards out of 4 oz of fiber, and that made a lovely long mesh scarf with braided fringe.

Watch this space — I’ll have more FOs coming at you soon, with my exciting new city as the backdrop!

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