Coming up for Air! 

Wow, over 2 months since I last posted.  This past semester has been tough, I way over committed myself.  Teaching almost a full load, taking 2 classes myself (Architectural History and Japanese), and doing some private design work left me way over my head.  And in the midst of this, I got a really bad cold that wiped me out for about 10 days.  I could barely keep up with the pace, and I am so glad that it is summer.  It will take me awhile to gather my senses, catch up, and deal with some of the house chaos.   Thank goodness my husband takes care of a lot around here, and I have a cleaning lady, otherwise we would be in serious trouble here.  This summer I am looking forward to finishing some abandoned projects around the house and having lots of knitting and spinning time.

In spite of my schedule, I have been knitting this entire time, so will have some catchup to do on the posts.  First, I want to talk about Yarn Con this year.  My son, DIL and beautiful grand baby were here that weekend, so I literally rushed down for 1/2 hour to see what was available, and snatched up a few items.

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Vibrant rainbow type colors attracted me this year. Lorna’s Laces has a new owner, and I have always loved their yarns, this one spoke to me:

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While it will not self stripe, I love the color combo, kind of like a vibrant spring feel.  I really think that I bought this color combo years ago.

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And the next 2 were new to me dyers.  The first is Bumblebee Acres, and I came back twice to look a this.  They did not have a sample knit up, so I went with their description of how it would look.  More on that soon.

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Lastly was this sock yarn from Mode Knit Yarn.   Not quite as vibrant, but still has that rainbow vibe.

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And how could I resist this cool bag from Bunny Badger for Izumi, looked like it would be a good toy bag.

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The fabric is so fun.  Kind of wish that I had snagged an extra one for myself!

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The same vendor had some fun buttons:

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And I leave you with Izumi modeling one of the baby shower sweaters!  This is the last time that we saw her, she has changed a lot in a few weeks.

I promise myself to not be away this long again.

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