I have finished my degree and decided to drive up to Chicago from Tucson. This is an 1800 mile trip. I made it in two days though with a lot of perseverance, audio books on the iPod and lots of friends to chat with on the way. It was still torture though for my hips. Now I have to pack up all the rest of my worldly belongings including a fair amount of fiber and bring it back. I'm starting to worry about managing a trailer, but I am pretty good at driving and have watched my dad maneuver trailers for years. So I hope I learned by osmosis or something. When I get back, we will literally be awash in fiber as I have accumulated a lot in the 7 months I've been in Tucson as well as all the stuff I had back here.
My friend is going to drive back with me for the sheer fun of it (he's more than slightly mascochistic) which means I will have time to KNIT! LOL So I am looking forward to the company as well as the additional time to work on things. I have an initial prototype of my next piece and am already redesigning it a bit. But I do have pictures, so I will put one up. It's made out of my friend Leslie's angora yarn and she will be selling it as a kit in October at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival.
I actually made this a bit longer and now Leslie has it. I am doing a second one that is not so large. it fits closer to the face which I think is good. She also wants me to make lace gloves and a scarf pattern. So I need to get busy. Plus she can sell the hats I make, so I need to make more. Busy busy busy. And I have to chart up a pattern for a headband or hat band in the Celtic knot variety. So guess what I will be doing for the next two months? It is fun being a designer though. I rather enjoy it. She gave me a bunch of colored fuzz and some felting needles. But first, I need to pack all my crap up here and maybe go through the boxes that Crystal packed for me. I hate to, but it is necessary so I can get out the things I need, and choose what to get rid of. (Sigh) But first I pack what is not packed and then go through what I can before we leave. I have 4 days for this activity. Wish me luck.