so much going on, and so little.
my pop's been in the hospital - in and out a few times in fact. he's stable right now but has been having "episodes" where he can't move. no-one knows what's going on yet, including the docs. they are running tests. so i'll be going down there to visit and to see wassup.
i am sick as ever. reflux is a bitch, as is health care in the US. insurance won't pay for my meds until mid-august. so yah, my tummy is cranky, and so am i.
as per usual, i'm holing up and taking comfort in fiber. i've been wondering if anyone else is doing funky spins with angora. with tdf, i've been trying to get through my bunny stash and i've only barely made a dent. i love to spin it with the guard hairs poking out, like in the first pic. sometimes when i have short hairs i'll thread ply, or do coils or granny stacks, like in the other pic. it helps keep the angora from shedding and lets me use all those in-between summer cuts when it's just too hot to let their hair grow out to a full coat. with the skinny plying, it almost reminds me of chenille. i love it!
i am psyched to have won a tdf prize (through team lai grai on ravelry)! today i traded in my points for a huge batt from sara of lushmommy. i've long admired her spinning style, but had never treated myself to her fiber. it's so interesting how different spinners have clear and unique, recognizable styles - maybe especially art yarn spinners. there is their choices of colors and textures of course, but even more than that. i need a better vocab to describe the differences. lushmommy stuff is aptly named - her yarns are decadent and over-the-top, but somehow never overdone. perfect elements, perfectly executed.
which brings me to my other problem - i seem to have lost most of my words. mathyld says that is part of the the aftershock of grad school, she's seen it happen to others. i finally got my official leave-of-absence from school all finalized, and the MA paperwork too, so i can put all that behind me for now. well, until the 2nd week of august when i'm settling down to work on a paper with a friend and scholar, but that promises to bring closure as well. i hope i recover my voice one day. until then, or maybe always, i express myself most easily in fiber and photos.
**btw please call me dru or cilla or drucilla! there's no reason anyone should have to go by one name only their entire life. i was called "baby" for most of my childhood until i put my foot down. for this phase of life, at least, drucilla feels right. i think i'll be maurice in my old age. anyhoo i'll start signing my bloggy to remind you.**