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Wednesday, June 1, 2016


I'm feeling a bit...adrift, right now, in terms of blogging. I'm juggling a whole lot of different projects, and I certainly have no shortage of things to blog about, but I'm starting to feel a bit jarred by how quickly I flit from thing to thing. I've always been flighty like this, and from the very first day I learned how to knit, I knew I was going to have to juggle several projects to avoid getting bored.

So what's my focus this week? I finished up the sample for my new cowl design, and it's blocking now and I'm getting the pattern written up. Having not done any pattern writing since winter, it feels really good to have this one almost ready. I took the whole spring off of design work, giving myself a rest and trying to focus on what it is I want to be doing and what I want to be making, and I'm definitely feeling better for having taken that break. I'm slowly but surely making my way through the body of my Finn cardigan sample as well, and trying to finish up my TPCT before I get too deeply wrapped up in the OAL.

Surprisingly, I've also been feeling pulled back towards sock knitting. I was a really big sock knitter in college, when I had 21 hours of class each week, and small projects were easy to carry around to class, but I've knit fewer and fewer pairs over the past few years. Lately though, I've been drawn towards fun sock yarns, and I've been feeling like maybe it's sock time. Goodness knows, out of the four pairs I have on the needles currently, it probably wouldn't hurt to pick one or two back up.

Also, because apparently I can't hold myself accountable to anything unless I blog about it, I went on a 10.5 mile training ride last night. My bum is still not thrilled with me, but it's coming around. Continued thanks and love to everyone who has either donated or cheered me on (or both!)-you guys are my blog family, and I couldn't do this without you.

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  1. Do you have the padded bum shorts for cycling? DH swears by them!
    What is the yarn in the photo? I'm
    On a major purple kick right now and love what I'm seeing!

  2. lovely knitting and nothing wrong with lots to do, it's the spice of life!!