Here are a couple of finished objects that I'm excited about. Above is Levenwick by Gundrun Johnson for Brooklyn Tweed, in Debbie Bliss Donagal Tweed. I only paid $30 for 12 balls of this stuff from a yarn shop in NYC. I bought it online and expected the colour to be atrocious and to have to over-dye it, but I love it. For someone like me it's sometimes good to have limited colours to choose from or else everything I knit would be some version of olive, chartreuse or golden yellow.
Below is Sam's first hand-knit reglan pullover, one of Jane Richmond's patterns, knit with merino yarn that I dyed for the FSA Yarn Club a couple years back (this one, and this one)
In other news, we have moved yet again! This one is a keeper though, we are super happy in downtown Jersey City. In fact I love it here. When I go to NYC for the day I often find myself thinking, 'okay, let's get off this busy street' only to find that there is no such thing. So, when I get off the subway in Jersey, its calmness is so welcoming and I just soak it up and thank God that I don't live in Manhattan. I'm quite sure I wouldn't survive five years there. Our last place was in a more remote area of Jersey City that was too far the opposite of NYC, the kind of place that really required a vehicle, so I'm glad to have found a happy medium only a few blocks from the Metro.
Here are Sam and I at the Cloisters where we visited the Unicorn Tapestries. I was in heaven. I'll be going back sans Sam for sure so I can really spend some time with them. I wrote about my first impression of them here on the Mirrix blog where I'll be blogging for the next eight months. I am a participant in their ridiculously awesome social market campaign where they send me their products (as well as some from their sponsors) and I blog for them. So far I am over-the-moon in love with my 16" Big Sister tapestry/bead loom.
You can follow my Mirrix posts here: http://www.mirrixlooms.com/author/janna-smfam2014/
Here I am with my new tapestry loom :)