I finished grading earlier this week, and desperately needed something to do that wasn't like being a professor. Also, it got HOT and I want more summer-friendly clothes without hard waistbands. So I cut out three more Cleo Skirts, and sewed two of them! https://flic.kr/p/2kZYCvZ The pink one is the first one I sewed; it's… Continue reading New skirts!
Month: May 2021
I'm almost to the end of the grading for this semester, and what I've needed more than anything is comfort knitting. For me, that's typically plain stockinette in the round. Which is what led me to cast on for a project I got a kit for something like 2 years ago: Marie Wallin's "Bressay" design… Continue reading Comfort knitting
Last night, just as I was in the middle of binding off my sock, my needle SNAPPED. It's a brand new needle! (A Knitter's Pride Dreamz size 1, for the record.) I wasn't even putting a lot of pressure on it; I've snapped size 1 dpns before trying to execute tight decreases and such, but… Continue reading Snap!
Mother’s Day, 2021
What a year of mothering it has been. This time last year, I was marveling at how we'd managed to make it through 2 months of remote learning and remote working together. And now we've kept it going for 14 straight months. I'm not going to pretend it's been easy. It hasn't been. But it… Continue reading Mother’s Day, 2021