It itches…

Well things are a little bit more like what we like them to be, that is to say, the normal level of crazy as opposed to the OMFGBATSH*TINSANE that it was last week. I should knock wood. Hang on a minute. Ok. Done. I’m back. Tequila consumption levels have returned to threat level Cookie Monster. The Ex Mr. H&O is still not working, though he’s working very hard at finding work. The economy, it is not happy, yo. But we are hanging in there. Not real happy with our taxes this year, I guess the first year that we owe the IRS (as opposed to them sending us a fat refund check) in like, a decade would happen while we’re laid off, have one kid in college and another kid now going to crazy expensive private school, but ya know, what can you do? You can pay the IRS and like it, that’s what you can do.

I am finding spinning to be excellent therapy while all this is going on. I knew investing in my crazy fiber stash would pay off eventually. To that end, I give you Becca’s Watercolor Cardi.

Becca's Monet sweater

Well it’s all handspun and I guess it kind of looks it, but I like how it is knitting up. A little bit like an impressionist painting if you ask me. I’m sort of spinning and selecting yarns as I go, so far it has some silk, merino and rambioullet in colorways from Funky Carolina and Spunky Eclectic. This is for my niece Becca who is about six months old now and of course we are going into the hottest part of the year and her auntie is knitting her a handspun wool sweater.

Of course.

Because that is what doting aunties do. And I am nothing if not committed to my role as her doting auntie.

I hope things are looking up for all y’all, as well.


About Maia Rainwood

Owner and Maker at Maia Rainwood Design. Wearable art for wise women, birth keepers, witches, and world-builders.
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2 Responses to It itches…

  1. Wendy says:

    Lovely sweater! Knit it a little long and it will still fit in the fall, right?

    Sorry about the IRS. We’re still in the refund check period, but next year maybe not so much. But if that’s the downside of the new job (maybe next week), I guess I’ll take it. It comes with health insurance. Which I hope we’ll only need for a year or two (GObama!) and then be able to opt into the public option or something of that sort.

    Glad your life is back to “normal!”

  2. Ragnar says:

    Someone asked me once if there was something wrong with the yarn that you buy at the store…as in why would you bother to MAKE YARN?

    I had to explain that there is nothing wrong with the sweaters that you buy at the store either, and I don’t really knit or spin to have THINGS, but to have something to DO, and spinning makes it take longer.

    You spend 100’s of dollars a month on therapy, I spend 10’s of dollars a month on yarn and fiber and we both end up in th same place…

    Spin on…

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