designing, estonian knitting, vahtralehe, yoked sweaters

wednesdays are for blogging?

I think I’m going to try to make a habit of writing here every Wednesday. It’s my work-at-home day, which means I can actually make some time for it! So, what have I been up to lately?

Well, I voted yesterday:

55: i voted.

Suffice it to say, I am NOT a happy camper today, despite the gorgeous weather we’re having. And that’s all I’m going to say here.

On the walk home from our polling place, a beautiful leaf caught my eye. I picked it up and brought it home so that I could take a picture and keep it forever:

pretty leaf!

I hope I never lose the sort of childlike glee I feel at finding little treasures like that. I also wish I knew what sort of tree created that leaf, so that I could get one, and revel in its beautiful leaves every Autumn.

I’ve also been knitting away like a fiend on the Vahtralehed sweater I was commissioned to knit for a friend. Here it is, partway through the yoke:

nearing the end...

I can’t wait to get this one finished up and give it to its intended recipient. I don’t plan to accept any more commissions for sweater knitting for a good long time, from this point onward – I just like being able to knit whatever strikes my fancy, and having commissioned projects hanging over my head keeps me from it. Which isn’t to say I’m not enjoying knitting this sweater a second time around; I’m just craving a chance to knit a sweater for me and won’t get one for awhile…

…because there’s also this:

56: swatching

I can’t tell y’all anything about that swatch in the bowl, but you’ll find out eventually. For now, it’s the secret, unbloggable project that’s eating up what’s left of my (not-so-abundant) free-time. We’ll see how well I can keep up the Wednesday blogging when my primary project is a secret one!

7 thoughts on “wednesdays are for blogging?”

  1. The colors in that leaf remind me of tropical fish – so very cool.

    With you about yesterday, overall.

    And I know what you mean about those hanging-over-your-head knitting projects! I always tell myself I’ll avoid them, and then find myself doing them anyway. Must learn that lesson…

  2. Maybe the leaf inspires a knitting motif. That would kind of keep it forever.

    Know how you feel about voting! My state just flipped. So sad.

  3. How big is that leaf? It’s shaped like a cherry leaf, although most of the cherries here in our more boring Northwest climate seem to turn yellow, not red. I like the looks of that swatch (and the sweater in progress, of course)!

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