While we were putting away things and cleaning up from the holiday decoraing, I had the bright idea of putting things in the attic. We have a big attic by Southern California standards, but not huge... (you can stand up in it) - anyway, early Sunday morning, while Gregg was putting things away up there with my help, he accidentally put his leg through the ceiling of the office - making about an 18" x 18" hole and dumping 30 year old insulation (no asbestos, thankfully) all over whatever was below...
What happened to be below was my metal crate of Noro Silk Garden - I don't know how to get it clean... any suggestions?
Gregg is fine - a little scraped up -- and needless to say we stopped putting things away for the day - but the garage is a bit more organized from our efforts!
As a wonderful thank you from Kristen Kapur (Through the Loops) for test knitting a pattern for her, I was given 880 yards of 100% merino handspun custom dyed by String Theory on Etsy - it's AMAZING - I can't wait to figure out something to make with it - it appears to be about DK weight - I am thinking it might be enough to eek out a vest... I LOVE the colors - and am so thankful for the opportunity to test knit her pattern AND to get to work with her gorgeous Handspun! (Thanks, Kristen!)
Sunday afternoon (after falling through the ceiling) we picked our friend Chuck up from the airport and went antique shopping in Pomona, CA - I got caught up in doilies... I have an idea of what I want to do with them - I'll let you just be curious for now :)
I also got a new friend - a boyd bear lamb - with an intarsia lamb sweater - how cute is she?!