Monday, February 12, 2018

Look Who's Home!

Thank you all for your good wishes and thoughts for Mystic! The little guy is back home and seems to be recovering well- he's demanding lots of snuggles and belly rubs, and thinks we're not feeding him enough, and sleeping a lot. The sale to help with his vet bills is still going on- 25% off with code "Mystic," and many, many thanks to everyone who's helped out already.

It's production week for the play I'm in, which means all the craziness of the last few weeks is going to be magnified. Tonight we're doing Q2Q, which basically means going from each tech cue to the next to make sure all our lights and sound effects will happen in the right place. Then we have three dress rehearsals, and the show over the weekend.

My Easy A is in a good place right now- I have about three inches left on the back, then the icord collar and sleeves. The nature of Q2Q means I'll almost definitely be able to finish the back tonight. Once the body is finished, I'll have to do a little yardage math to figure out if my plan for the sleeves will work, so I'll need to remember to bring a backup project to rehearsal tonight as well.

Linking up with Crafting On

Friday, February 9, 2018

Sale for Mystic

Mystic, my snuggle bum, my faithful knitting companion, is currently in the animal hospital with pancreatitis. He's started showing some signs of improvement, and we should be able to bring him home this weekend, but we were definitely not expecting this.

To help with his vet bills, all my patterns and collections are 25% off with the code "Mystic" through the rest of February. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

More Stripes

Well, that right there is about 40% of the back of my Easy A and I'm pretty pleased with myself. Play rehearsals have ramped up this week, and we're running the show pretty much every night. It's hard to believe that next week is tech and production, but here we are!

When I haven't been at work or at play rehearsal, I've been reading Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything, and it's absolutely delightful. I love medical history, and this book is really entertaining, and it's been just the thing to give me a break from the play.

Monday, February 5, 2018

New Pattern: Pilstam

I've had the idea for this hat floating around in my head for ages, and I'm so happy to finally be wearing it around!

Pilstam is a slouchy beanie featuring a fun bobbled cable pattern. Knit in a bright color, this is a fun, standout knit, or it can be knit in a more subtle tone for a classic winter look.

Cable pattern has both charts and written instructions.

Pilstam is live on Ravelry and is $1 off all week!

Linking up with Yarn Along and Crafting On

Friday, February 2, 2018

On to the Back

Yes, that is exactly what that looks like. Yesterday at lunch I bound off the front of my Easy A-long sweater and I managed to cast on and get a couple back rows done before bed last night. It's a very exciting accomplishment for me, and I am very happy with this progress.

I'm really looking forward to this weekend. The next two weeks are going to be crazy busy with the play ramping up, and I could definitely use a couple of quiet days before that happens. I do have one pattern that's almost ready to release, and a couple others in different stages, but I'm not going to pressure myself to get anything done this weekend. If it happens, fantastic, but if it doesn't, then I clearly will have needed the recharging time.