Friday, July 13, 2018

Numbers on a Friday

1. Play rehearsals continue apace.

2. I am so very tired. I am immensely looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. And I'm exceedingly grateful that I only have to work at the library two days next week.

3. My apartment is a mess. I haven't done dishes since last weekend.

4. Related, there was a GIANT house centipede in the kitchen sink this morning and I about died.

5. I really, really hope that I actually managed to drown it and it's not amassing an army in the pipes to come up through the drain and kill me later.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Knit One, Rehearse Two

I'm still trucking along on this shawl sample, and I'm now about halfway through the final repeat of the first chart. The rows are getting just long enough that I'm only managing to knit three at a time during my lunch breaks, but I'm still having so much fun knitting this that I don't really mind the pace.

Play rehearsals have reached a peak, and we're officially in the busiest two weeks of the year for me. I have just one evening off between now and the end of the run, and rehearsals are going later and later. The show is coming together great, but it is definitely exhausting! Fortunately, I wised up a few years back and now I'm always sure to take the week of play production off from the library, so I only have one more week at this breakneck pace before I can slow down during the days.

Friday, July 6, 2018


I've been making pretty good progress on my Hetty. I'm almost ready to start the bottom ribbing on the body, and with three and a half weeks left in the OAL, I'm feeling pretty good about my chances of finishing. I still haven't started my sewn garment, and that's probably the only thing that's making me nervous.

The bobbin casing in my sewing machine broke a couple weeks before I moved, so I ordered a new one along with some things I needed for my new apartment, and now I have no clue where it ended up. I feel like I've looked everywhere, but I haven't done a real, methodical search yet. Hopefully I'll find it this weekend. Either way, my goal is to get my fabric ironed, my pattern traced, and my pieces cut out by the end of the weekend.

I'm planning a pretty quiet, restorative weekend. We're heading into the final two weeks of play rehearsals, so after tomorrow I'll have just one day without rehearsal or performances until the 24th. I am going to be taking several days off work during performances, which always helps me stay sane, but this is still the busiest part of my year!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Thinking Pink

The grey cocoon sample that I've been working on for the past couple months got finished, and it's a disaster. There's some discrepancy between the swatch and the finished project, and the whole thing's a mess, and it's sitting in time out right now. So I decided to pull out my trusty pink shawl.

This has been hibernating for a while, but it is still an absolute delight to knit, and I think I'm just ten rows away from the border. This yarn is so soft, and the color is fantastic, and after a couple months of All Linen All the Time, it just feels GOOD to be working with wool again.

Over the weekend I managed to catch some kind of crud that's apparently been going around. I've been eating lots of spicy food to try and flush it out, but it's proving to be kind of stubborn. I have long play rehearsals tonight and tomorrow, but then I have the rest of the week off, so as long as I can make it through the next two days in one piece I'll be able to rest up the rest of the week.

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