Yesterday night around 7 pm, I finished the last final of my college career. It's been a long four years, and I've learned more than I ever thought possible. I'm proud to have been an Oberlin student. It's afforded me incredible opportunities: chemistry research, a textiles conservation internship, study abroad in Japan, and the confidence to consider myself well-versed in Japanese history, art history, language and culture.
All that said, I am so looking forward to knitting and sleeping all day for the next three weeks. A fiber festival, graduation, some quality time with my family, and a trip to New Haven to visit my good friend Emily are all coming up in the next week and a half, and I'm really excited to hang out and enjoy myself for the first time in months.
And what better way to celebrate than with yarn? I bought these two colorways of gorgeous Mirasol alpaca blend last week, when it was 25% off at my LYS. The two skeins of grey are 800 yards of Jade Sapphire for a commission, although I also have to admit that I already have 2 skeins of it in my stash, and the reason they ordered the color at my LYS was by my recommendation. This yarn is truly silver: the shine of the silk and the soft grey of the yarn combine to give an ineffable delicacy. I can't wait to knit with it.
The blue and the purple are slated to become big, chunky, cowl-like creations. I haven't decided yet what patterns to use, but I do know that I want this stuff as close to my face as possible.
Ahh. It's nice to finally get back to the important things in life: yarn.