At the beginning of the week I got another package in the mail containing a sweaters'-worth of yarn from Todd (chiknitterguy on Ravelry) as a thank you for looking over his new sweater pattern, the Expedition Pullover.
There are actually six skeins of this Bartlettyarns 2-ply Fishermans Wool, but I naturally had to start swatching right away so I could have my own Expedition as soon as possible. I am seriously in love with this pattern! This "Light Heather" colorway is going to look really nice too. I'm not sure if you can see, but there are little flecks of color all over in the yarn and when it's knit up, I feel like it almost looks like watercolor.
This yarn is woolen-spun, so it's very airy and is going to be extremely warm this winter. It also still has the natural oils (lanolin) in it, so it's going to be relatively water resistant and it has a pleasant sheepy smell to it.
I'll show pictures of my progress as soon as there's more than a couple of inches to show. (also, sorry for the return of crappy pictures. There's only so much I can do with dorm-room lighting, a misbehaving camera, and a tight schedule.)
Oh! I've had a few people ask me, which I guess means I forgot to mention it here, about the results of my ensemble placement auditions. First I have to give a bit of a back story (a short one, because it's past midnight-thirty and I want to go to bed). One of my really great friends, Paul, is also a senior clarinet performance major. He and I have always challenged each other and really depended on each other for support, motivation, and that little bit of necessary competitiveness. Ok, so there's Peter (me) and Paul, and we're both tall, skinny, clarinet performance majors. People Everyone is constantly getting us confused, calling me Paul and him Peter, even our close friends. (In fact, even Paul himself has greeted me saying, "Oh, hi Paul!" Yeah, not kidding.) We played on each others' Junior recitals last year, and for the past three years when our forces are joined, we have become the singular "music librarian." Anyway, he and I - we're interchangeable. So, placements went up, and what do you think happened? Yep, Paul and I are both listed as "co-principal" for both the orchestra AND the Wind Ensemble (the higher of the two bands.) So, essentially, he and I have fused into the same person, namely Pauleter, and we are the principal player of the orchestra and Wind Ensemble.
Ok, this guy has to get off to bed.