I don’t have a whole lot to say, but since Thursdays are my “work at home” day, I actually have a chance to write on the blog, so I figured I’d take advantage of it. The semester is moving along at a steady clip, and I’m pretty much constantly on the edge (well, over the edge would be more accurate) of exhaustion. This is nothing unusual; it’s just par for the course when it comes to trying to maintain a more-than-full-time schedule with a chronic illness. C’est la vie. Things are going fairly well, at least! I just end up having no time after I get home for anything but dinner before I fall asleep, so my non-worky life is pretty boring at the moment.
But! I do have a small update for y’all on the knitting front. My Rhinebeck cardigan is inching ever closer to completion, and today I had the brilliant idea of trying to photograph it in front of our upstairs window, to let the light shine through the maple leaf lace motif. Alas, my first attempt was a bit of a failure, but I still like how it turned out, so I’ll share it with y’all:
(Why yes, I’m in my pajamas. Why change into real clothes, when working from home?) Eventually I was able to rig things up, threading the ends of my needle through the loops of the curtain, so that I could get a photo in which the maple leaves actually show up:
I am absurdly, inordinately delighted with how the maple leaves turned out. All that’s left to do is finish the neckline, and then pick up stitches for the buttonbands. Oh, and then…buttons. I am so terribly, horribly indecisive about buttons. I just don’t know what would look best. Wood? Pewter? Something plainer, like matching plastic buttons? I’m currently leaning towards these buttons, because I like how the motif almost looks a bit maple-leaf-ish, and the little nupp-like details, but if any of you lovely readers have a button suggestion for me, feel free to speak up, because I am pretty darn clueless about buttons.