Monday, October 17, 2011

Old and New

This is what my life looks like today:

It is my long-awaited fall break, and I'm doing nothing but what I want to do. The power is currently out at my house, but I don't mind, because everything I need is right here. I spent the morning being lazy and re-skeining some yarn that I want to return (the Noro Iro in the pictures). Also pictured are my Unicorn Cupcake socks, which I'm making mostly so that this yarn may come to some use--I can't think of anything else to knit it into. On the right is my Holden Shawlette, (Rav link) which I am doing as a knit-a-long with my tattoo artist Jessie (JessieJaine on Ravelry). Center is the book I've been reading for a very long time. I love it dearly, and it makes me really happy that I've made some progress on it lately. I also beat the amazing game Portal last night, and I may just start Portal 2 tonight.

It's been a crazy time for me (I feel like I say that every time I post. Maybe my life is just non-stop crazytime) and I'm glad to have this chance to stop and rest. It's a joy to be making new knitting friends, and prioritizing where I spend my energy in my life. It's not always easy, but it's usually good. The opera that I've been in late-night rehearsal for is over as of Saturday, so I should have much more time in the evenings for myself, now. Maybe I'll have some FOs to show off soon.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Hello all. Do you like the new look? I hope that it's pleasing to the eye--I find this layout delightfully relaxing. I've been working nonstop for a while on school stuff, so much that I haven't even been sleeping, much less getting a lot of knitting done. But, I'm working on some socks now, and I hope to finish up my mittens really soon. I also finally got my long awaited yarn ball tattoo, and once I go back for my touch up, I'll post pictures of it! I expect to get a little more knitting done from now on: things are coming together in a really good way for me right now, and I think life is going to get a little easier. I'll be back soon with pictures of woolies!