Well, I seem to have lost the game of Yarn Chicken I've been playing with the lovely handspun my friend Mia sent me - I've still got a fair amount more knitting to do on the Inclinations Cowl, and I've got... https://flic.kr/p/2nnmgx8 ...not very much yarn left at all. Oh well. I think that this… Continue reading Win some, lose some
I finished a new pair of socks yesterday. These are DRK Everyday Socks, in Gauge Dyeworks "Whiskey in a Teacup" colorway, and I used the grey contrast color for the toes, heels, and for a little bit of ribbing at the top. https://flic.kr/p/2nm9o4T I'm enjoying the DRK Everyday Socks - they fit my feet well,… Continue reading More socks and cat grief
Well, my grades are submitted as of yesterday, which means I'm now "off" for the summer. And I really am going to try to take this summer off as much as I possibly can. I'll obviously need to put some work into preparing my classes for next Fall, and workshops too, but I also need… Continue reading Entering Summer 2022
Oh, child, I am so glad that I get to be your mother. You are amazing. https://flic.kr/p/2njhzjw This Mothers Day, though, more than anything, I am full of rage. The thought of my daughter and my nieces growing up in a country where they do not have the right to decide whether, when, and how… Continue reading Mothers Day 2022
I recently finished the first of yet another pair of DRK Everyday socks, this time in Gauge Dyeworks "Whiskey in a Teacup" (why yes, I did literally get the exact colorway that's featured in one of the pattern photos; I thought stripes would be fun and those colors are just really nice!) https://flic.kr/p/2ngsgjp Well, I… Continue reading socks and cats and grief
I started sewing my 4th Demeter Dress during winter break, back in January, but ended up stopping after just sewing the darts and getting the bias facing clipped on, because sewing in our very cold basement just wasn't super enjoyable (plus, you know, the semester started and life has been exhausting). But our exercise bike… Continue reading A new dress, and almost 39
I wove in the ends on my newest pair of handknit socks last night, and planned an outfit around them this morning! It is actually...surprisingly difficult to get one's entire outfit into a photo while featuring the socks, but I tried! https://flic.kr/p/2nbu27D Hi, I'm awkward! These are the DRK Everyday Socks in John Arbon's Exmoor… Continue reading I made socks!
I'm still working on the yoke portion of the Birch sweater. The pattern is pretty simple, now that I get how half-Fisherman's rib works, but not a whole lot of knitting has been happening these last couple of weeks. Too much else has been happening, and while knitting is my usual strategy for coping with… Continue reading right now.
I've been using a sock as my "portable" project now that I'm back to teaching in person. And as of this morning at church, I now have one finished sock! It's another DRK Everyday sock, this time in John Arbon's Exmoor Sock in an incredible acid green color called "Oddmedod". I'm really enjoying this yarn… Continue reading It’s a sock!
In my last post, I said I was worried I was going to lose my game of yarn chicken with this Farmhouse Cardigan, which was especially frustrating given that my whole goal was to use up what was left of this silver-grey Eco Wool. But that triggered me to remember that before I knit the… Continue reading Finished Farmhouse the Third!
I finally worked up the energy to weave in all of the ends (SO MANY ENDS) on my finished Elska hat this past weekend so that I could block it and start wearing it. For context, there were 2 ends (at the beginning and end) of each color change, because I didn't want to mess… Continue reading Elska is finished!
Well, Spring Semester 2022 starts tomorrow, and, thanks to our county health officials, we'll be online through the end of January, which is a relief to me, given the massive surge in COVID cases that prompted the very abrupt change. We'd received an email from the university on January 4th making an aggressively confident case… Continue reading New semester, new socks.
As of a few hours ago, I've finished grading all of the final portfolios that were submitted across my four classes this semester. I'm still not *actually* done - several students needed to take incompletes, so I need to finalize those and make sure they're set up for success. It makes complete sense that more… Continue reading Surviving Fall Semester 2021
I tried on my in-progress Musselburgh just to get a sense of where the stripes will hit when I fold up the brim, and it delighted my daughter SO much that she insisted on taking a picture of me like that. It cracks me up, too! https://flic.kr/p/2mLbGsK Considering that I just cast on a week… Continue reading Almost there…
I finished the Musselburgh hat from Gauge Dyeworks "White Light" yarn this morning during Zoom church, and my daughter immediately tried it on and y'all, it's so great on her that I might just give it to her! Pattern: Musselburgh, by Ysolda TeagueYarn: Gauge Dyeworks Shawl in "White Light"Needles: Size 1.5 Chiaogoo Red Lace 40"… Continue reading A new hat