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Fibre things

Still here, work still closed to the public and on 4-day weeks, though for May we've switched to closed on Mondays instead of on Fridays. I'm still working at home whenever possible and also still healthy; hope all of you are as well.

I continued my buying-yarn-from-vendors-that-I-would-have-bought-from-at-the-fibre-shows for a couple more weeks. Then this week I scrolled through my favourites on Ravelry and bought patterns to do my bit to support designers whose work I like; sad to hear that so many of them are being harassed for freebies as if they don't deserve to get paid for their work so they can pay their bills. (there are a zillion free patterns on Ravelry and other sites online so the harassers are just selfish and greedy)

Here's the squishies that have arrived in the mail since my last post:

Three-skein shawl set from Polka Dot Creek: L-R "Grey", "Grellow", and "Duckling". Absolutely HAD to buy this the moment I saw it because "Madness is a Strange Colour" is my favourite episode of "Nebulous"



Followed the next week by three skeins of Over the Moon Yarns Atomic Sock in "Mars Landing", "Sonic Flare", and "Radio Active" colourways.



And this shawl is remaining my current knitting obsession:

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Life in the great indoors

Work has gone to a four-day work week for April (closed on Fridays) and May (closed on Mondays) and we're all encouraged to work at home whenever possible; I can do part of my job via remote but there's only so much searching/editing I can do and then I have to go in and handle the books. So I've been doing three days in (Monday-Wednesday), one day (Thursday) at home. So far so good. I live within walking distance of my workplace so doing that on days it's not icy (we're still getting fresh sleet and snow every few days) and catching the bus when walking conditions are unsafe or my knee is in a bad mood due to all the walking. City transit adopted a rear-door-only rule early on so passengers don't come near the drivers and there are stickers on the seats marking no-sitting zones to keep the few riders well apart. Also means they aren't checking passes, collecting tickets, so technically free rides, but I bought my April pass and will buy my May pass to do my bit towards operations even though no driver will see either. Fuel costs and drivers are paid, pandemic or no. And of course I've been reading and knitting. Moved the funds I had earmarked for now-cancelled fibre events into PayPal and have been online shopping vendors who were supposed to be at them to compensate. Have received colourful squishy goodness from Fibre Goddess and Cloud 9 Fiberworks so far. This entry was originally posted at https://jlsjlsjls.dreamwidth.org/1388761.html. Please comment here or there (using OpenID), whichever is most convenient for you.
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It's been a while ...

Just been spending less time on the computer; more reading and knitting and other stuff instead. So the green socks are finished. And so is the shawl … it's HUGE!!! (that's a queen bed it's laid out on) And new socks are under construction (have just begun the heels which is why you can see one side of each bottom edge is longer than the other) This entry was originally posted at https://jlsjlsjls.dreamwidth.org/1388037.html. Please comment here or there (using OpenID), whichever is most convenient for you.
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Loot!

From last Saturday's Fall Fibre Shindig. Project bags from Two Stix and Ewe, and yarns from two local dyers: The Fibre Goddess (top four bulky skeins) and Sea Turtle Fibre Arts (package of rainbow-speckled small skein plus black skein). Was being "good" and restricting myself -- mostly -- to a shopping list this time. (was very useful that most of the vendors were using Instagram to show off what they were bringing) This entry was originally posted at https://jlsjlsjls.dreamwidth.org/1387253.html. Please comment here or there (using OpenID), whichever is most convenient for you.
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Squishies!!!

New handspun from Black Sheep Goods arrived in the mail on Thursday. A single worsted weight skein in two parts named "Dark Tide" (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 490 yards, 2-ply). Destined for shawlhood, but need to decide on a pattern.
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