Initially, remember I wrote about getting these fiber servings out the door to their intended destination? Well, I'm happy to report that the FOs will be published in August. I'm super thrilled about that. Be on the lookout for a potential bloggy give-away around that time. (Of course, we won't discuss what I owe a different editor next week - eep!)
I am also currently participating in several Ravelry CALS (crochet-a-longs, for the fiber uninitiated) to celebrate National Crochet Month - yes, March is indeed crochet's month to party hardy. I'm using this laceweight (a gift from a fellow Ravelry mod) to craft a La Poetique Infinity scarf for myself:
I'm also using some linen fingering weight fiber from Germany (received in a previous swap) to make a Kristin Omdahl shawl (the Gali pattern) (a side note: Kristin is blogging about this CAL over here; I coordinated the CAL in the 12 shawls in 2012 Ravelry group); and I was using all of this to make a scarf from Crochet in Color:
however, I've switched my fiber up just a bit, but don't have a new photo. That will make it to a blog post next week.
Finally, I know several of you have commented on the lovely Blog Hub swap gifts I received. Well ... I'm so thrilled to be able to reveal my swap partner, since her box has finally arrived - it's Vivianne over at Kismet's Companion (the swappy organizer, no less). One could have gotten old waiting for the package to clear U.K. customs. It arrived in country on February 29th, and didn't get out of customs until March 7th! What were they doing all that time with Vivianne's poor swappy box? We'll never know, although it probably just sat in a corner, all forgotten-like. Pfft.
The outside is a print from one of my tulip paintings in some of her favorite colors; the inside are reprints of things I've saved from various travels - the map is from The Big Sur campgrounds where I rented a cabin for a few days back in 2005 (the best night's sleep I've ever had) and on the sides is a copy of the menu from a Paris bistro where I had one of my most memorable meals when I visited in 2009. The place wasn't fancy, but the food was good, stick-to-your-ribs fare and I loved it.
The box is a generous 8" in diameter and can easily hold several skeins of yarn, or a project in progress, or a host of several other things. I've been contemplating this box for quite some time, so seeing it out in the wild is rather exciting.
I hope each of you are experiencing excitement - fiberous or otherwise. Definitely check in with Andrea's blog, ok?!!!