First off, thank you for the kind reception to Clothilde! It’s been really amazing seeing so many people start on Clothildes right away, and I cannot wait to see pictures of all the finished results. I’ll be posting in the near future about ways you can alter that pattern to your own satisfaction, but for now, just a big thank you!
Pie-cation was an enormous success. You know how, sometimes, something gets so hyped up that when you finally get to experience it, it’s a bit of a let down, even though it’s good? Yeah, well that’s not what happened with the pie! It was actually the best pie I’ve ever had. Fruity and crisp and not too sweet, but just sweet enough. Perfection in a crust.
The weekend was spent in the beautiful Inyo National Forest, and zounds! but that place is lovely. And peaceful and majestic and all the other tired adjectives we try to use to describe the truly sublime. Nature beats language every day of the week. I took what seemed like a zillion pictures, and if you’d like to see them, they’re here.
The return was spent preparing Clothilde for release, and then to celebrate, I went out and got my hair chopped off. The long hair, while nice, was never really something that made me happy. It’s the hairstyle I had in high school, and while it’s easy to care for, it never felt to me like it had much to do with my adult self. I was torn on length, but with the help of my husband and the internets, settled on Jean Seberg in Breathless short.
See? No hair!
That was a good day. Right after getting my hair cut, I found my favorite shirt, which has been missing for more than a year, and which I thought had been left in a laundromat. I washed it and wore it and then there was a knock on the door, and the DHL man was there with a package from Uruguay! Malabrigo!
That’s Gruesa in Paris Night and Chunky in Hummingbird to make a sample of Salto from Book 1. There was also a surprise in the package.
That’d be a new test yarn: Superwash Merino, a worsted weight yarn that feels as soft as the original Malabrigo Worsted. The color is Indiecita, and there are five skeins. That’s 1050 yards. It looks exactly as I’d imagine mermaid tresses to look, and it feels amazing. I don’t usually go in for variegated yarns in a big way, and I don’t usually wear blues, but I think I might be making a sweater out of this stuff. It is yummy!
Add to day spent shooting a short action film inv0lving a ferocious baguette fight, a weekend with friends, and a garden that yielded enough fresh veggies for a salad, and I’m a happy camper.