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Friday, August 28, 2020

The First Week

Week One of library school DOWN and I am TIRED. It's definitely just because this is a CHANGE and it is NEW and I do not cope well with change or new things. It'll get better. I have a stack of readings to do this weekend and I wanted to get a draft of my new sweater pattern finished and sent to my tech editor, but we'll see how the weekend goes.

I was very excited to start the sleeves for my sweater sample earlier this week only to discover (AFTER sewing the shoulder seams) that the back was twelve rows too short. This is what I get for not checking my notes. So the sweater back is back on the needles and I've been spending quality time with my latest hat project (this is hat number three of the current streak, but I haven't blocked the other two yet). 

I'm knitting my own pattern, which I don't do too frequently, but I thought that this rich blue tweed yarn would look super charming as Pilstam, and so far it's proving me right. I'm taking my time with this hat after banging the first two out, because, 1. cables, and 2. this yarn rips if I manhandle it too much, which means I have to be careful with my tension. I'm usually a pretty rough and tight knitter, so it's weird being forced to slow down and be gentle with this project. 

1 comment:

  1. I hope you’ll kind to yourself as you establish a new routine. The blue of that hat is my favorite blue and seems like a good way to practice self care. I don’t know how long you’ve been out of school, but when I went back in my thirties I discovered that things were a bit different in my brain, and it took me a few minutes to figure out the best way for me to process new information and learn. I’ve decided that it’s a fun discovery process rather than a pain. I’m not only getting older, I’m getting more complicated too!
    Anyway, hang in there. Libraries are the best and made school bearable for me as a kid. I’m a part time library manager at a middle school, and I can tell you this is such important work. (I say manager because I’ve not done the coursework- I’m a teacher with the library skills.) I’m curious where library interests lie. Have a great weekend with that beautiful yarn!