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Monday, June 13, 2016

Cooler Knitting

This weekend has been a bit of a frenzy, but the heat is finally breaking today and we should cap out somewhere in the mid-eighties. I ended up going with Plan C for my Shakespeare Festival knitting, which was bring the Work + Shelter Lace Striped Tee that I cast on with my Que Sera leftovers at the beginning of May. I'm really happy with that choice-the cotton/acrylic blend was definitely nicer to handle than wool in the heat and humidity. Sadly, just before the end of intermission I noticed the cable breaking off both ends of my fixed circular needle, so I had to spend Act 2 knitless. It's moved to my trusty Knit Picks interchangeable now, and hopefully I'll be able to zip through it (and no, for those of you keeping score at home, my TPCT is still not done yet).

I managed to make it through the photoshoot for my new cowl pattern, and I am so thrilled with the results. I wish I'd had a bit more time to play around, but I lasted just long enough to get the shots I needed, and then it was back inside to lay on the floor next to the AC output. That pattern will go live this week, so stay tuned!

I've been on a poetry kick this weekend-I finished the Preacher series on Friday evening, and since then I've been working through a few different writers that I love-Warsan Shire, Sonya Taaffe, Catherynne M. Valente. I've been reading poetry since I was a kid-it's pretty much the only thing I ever had in common with my paternal grandmother, and it's nice to come back to every so often.

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  1. Oh it's always so annoying when needles/cables break, especially if it leaves you knitless in the middle of something! Good thing you still have a replacement pair at home and didn't have to wait for new ones to arrive.

  2. Oh you're so lucky that you have AC. We are getting a little break here in the east bay with 70's. Then it'll go back up to 80's to 90. I probably faved that tee pattern because of you. I look forward to seeing how yours will come out. Your cowl design is fun. It'll be fun to see the variations of other knitters.