28
Sep
2016
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casting on a Banaue Breeze

Each Wednesday, I take stock of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

sweater-knitting

Last week’s contemplating turned into this week’s sweater.

I cast on for a Banaue Breeze by Stephen West. I’m knitting it from three skeins of Malabrigo’s lace weight yarns from my recently unpacked yarn stash. The plan is to color block, which I think will work really well on this side to side sweater.

And I will at some point get back to my Lady Bat sweater. But right now (between unpacking, and editing) stockinette stitch knit in the round is exactly the meditative knitting my brain wants.

14
Sep
2016
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I never realized I had this much stuff…

Each Wednesday, I take stock of the projects I’m working on, and where my brain is at.

pile-of-alterations-and-mending

Just like last week, I have piles of boxes, and clothes, and fabric, and books, and paper, and yarn. Everywhere.

This week has been a lot of “why did I keep that?!” combined with shuffling piles around, and slowly getting a sense of where to put everything.

After months of living out of one suitcase, and one purse, suddenly having boxes and boxes of things is very overwhelming. But I’m chipping away at my piles of things. And I hope it gets less overwhelming soon.

In knitting, I’m starting to unpack some of my yarn, and am finding myself browsing Ravelry’s pattern database. Nothing has jumped onto my needles yet, but I’m contemplating maybe casting on for something.

In writing, the first and second Shawl Geometry books have come back from their respective technical editors, and are patiently waiting for me to input those edits.

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