Learning, Living and Good News

Every day is a new adventure and brings some kind of change. Over the past week I have had a lot of changes brought into my life, the biggest of which has to be my new Full-Time Job. I will be starting January 4th, 2021 as a full-time librarian in a public library. I am really looking forward to the new challenges and adventures this will bring! I have also started Nutrisystem and in 4 weeks I am down about 12 pounds, so I hope these trends continuse.

Okay, back to crafting. I discovered that I really enjoy double sided knitting, the rhythm and challenge is fascinating, I also discovered that the double sided shawl I want to knit involves me casting on about 300 pairs of stitches…that might wait until the new year. I did finish my sheep sampler from the class, and I hope to make a pouch using the double sided techniques in the near future.

I have finished my knitted wrist cuff and added it to the finished object thread for GAL2020. This little lacy cuff turned out very well, I added sheep buttons. I am using it on my left wrist partially because I like to keep the joint warm to increase flexibility, partially because I like to cover up the scar a little bit, and partially because I hope to remember to charge my apple watch so that I can start wearing it on my left wrist again.

Black and grey knitted piece with a scalloped edge.

I did manage to add another cable to my knitted cowl as well as a few more rows onto my skirt. The photos for these projects are below. For my kids knits I have started the mitered square pullover in an infant size, finger’s crossed I can get most of it done this weekend.

Since I do not have any family coming into town, COVID among other reasons, and all of my holiday shopping is done, I am ready to spend the next two weeks finishing up my work and knitting. Hopefully I will get some spinning and weaving done as well. I cannot believe that I am starting a whole new chapter in my life in 2021, wish me luck!

Eliminate those straight lines and Remember to Live Life a Little More Abstract!

December Has Been Busy

If I keep this up I am going to have to start calling this a bi-weekly blog, oh no! December has been very busy with my crafting as well as my work. I did manage to finish the two projects from last post, I love how the headband looks although it is a bit tall for my head and the Dumpster fire ornament has been such a huge hit among my colleagues.

I have also started another three projects for the Independent Designers Gift Along 2020, a cowl, a wrist cuff, as well as a knitted skirt. Okay, so I do not really believe I am going to Finish the skirt in the next three weeks, however I really enjoy it as a semi mindless knitting pattern and look forward to wearing it when I am done.

In theory I am also going to knit a pair of baby socks, a baby cardigan and a shawl. Do You think I can do it??? Yeah, I don’t either. However I do think I am going to get the cowl, wrist warmer, and Either socks or tiny cardi done before the end of the year. This has been a difficult year for everyone, there has been much death and destruction. I hope that we have learned lessons as well as new skills through this terror. I will have a much more philosophical post closer to the end of the year, I promise, along with what I hope will be good news. Today for Vogue Knitting Live I am going to be attending a class on how to learn Double Knitting, there are several shawl patterns with reversible Celtic patterns on them that I would love to create. Keep your fingers crossed for me and Remember to Live Life a Little More Abstract!