Saturday, August 9, 2014


Not a whole lot of knitting happened, today. I pulled out the provisional cast on for Ben's dice bag and got the cast on edge back on the needles. However, something happened which caused the working yarn to get threaded through a stitch, somehow. So, I need to fix that and I have nowhere near enough patience for that tonight. I'm off tomorrow, so I hope to finish the dice bag so that Ben can use it at our Numenera game on Sunday. I'm also hoping to get some work done on the gloves, which are at a fiddly stage right now. 

I got some new tea from work today, so I'm hoping for a day of relaxing knitting while I lament the fact that I am not at Stitches. I can also get some decent daylight pictures of things tomorrow. Nothing really exciting to say tonight, it's been a pretty blah kind of day. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

I Live!

Almost a year has gone by. I think it's a little funny that my last post before this involved cranking out a quick washcloth, and today I just happened to do the same. I think things have finally settled enough that I'm ready to come back. I'm gonna keep it short, tonight. This is the washcloth I just finished, and the very beginning of a dice bag for my hubby:

Apologies for the crappy pic, it's the middle of the night here. I used a crocheted provisional cast on for the first time, which I really liked. I wish I had thought to start doing that sooner, since I'm not a big fan of the other provisional cast on method. 

In other knit news, I'm working on a pretty cool pair of fingerless gloves using some Opal that one of my customers gifted me! I'm pleased that I started them when I did, because they will be finished before it starts to get cold. I'll get some in-progress pics of those for the next post. 

Monday, August 12, 2013


Today, I worked hard. So, I decided to treat myself to a little something special. 
        Cast on before starting dinner
      And finished in time for my shower. 

 To any and all of my knitting readers: take a few minutes and do something nice for yourself. We all deserve a treat once in a while. We knitters have a special ability to turn the mundane into the memorable, and I plan to use that skill more often in the future. 

Tomorrow: Stitches Midwest Recap!

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Betcha thought I was gone, huh? Yep, I did, too. But, I'm back. The last five months have been nothing but socks--the equivalent of tying a knot at the end of your rope and holding on. My life seems to finally be in order. Tomorrow, my best knitting pal and I are headed to Stitches Midwest! I really can't wait--I need to sing the song of my people. 

Oh, also? We got married in June. 
It was all we ever wanted it to be. We honeymooned in Disney, and have been back in Chicago for a while now, working our buns off to save for when I go back to school. I think I'm finally ready to come back to the blog, and the improvements Blogger has made to the app are extremely encouraging. I never could get the pictures set into the text before. I hope to get some good pictures of our adventure, tomorrow!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Blue Skies

It has been an embarrassingly long time since my last post. Life has been a blur of early mornings at work and late nights at rehearsal. However, all of my hard work is paying off and this weekend, I anticipate very successful performances. The snow is melting, the birds are singing, and the wild rabbits are reappearing. Spring is most certainly on its way, and I am so ready. I feel like the turn of the seasons will be bringing many good things with it, and that there will be a lot of blue sky in the months to come. I'll be back soon with details about Ysolda's online Squam class, and to talk about all the socks I've been knitting. I have a rare night off, the dark day preceding opening night, and I plan to use it well.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Inch by Inch

This is River.

Slowly but surely, she is growing.

Monday, February 4, 2013

A Fighting Chance

It has been so hard to knit, lately. That pair of red socks that I showed you in my last post? They're still not done. I could ordinarily finish them in something like three days, but it's been much longer than that. I started a new wrap that is gorgeous and promising, but it's only about three inches long. School and work and rehearsal are conspiring to leave me with no free time, and what precious minutes I can steal away from my responsibilities usually turn into an unexpected nap, because I'm using all of the energy I have.

However, today I have arranged a tiny, tiny vacation. I had an unusually empty Monday, with only one thing on my schedule, and I cancelled it. That means that I have a total day off for the first time since Christmas break. I have a few things to take care of, but it will mostly be a day of knitting. A day of knitting and movies and finally getting to call my family. A day of cooking what I want for lunch, and getting to eat it at home. A day of relaxing and enjoying the quiet of an empty house. I'm so thankful for this day. I hope very much that, despite the chaos of my schedule, I will manage to come back soon and share pictures of whatever my needles produce on this marvelous day. I've got a big pot of one of my favorite coffees, and a big pile of yarn waiting for me.