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Archive for September, 2016

Spring Blues

Friday, September 30th, 2016

I think all three shades of blue from the Pantone Spring 2017 palette (above) are close enough to my eye colors (below). The real question is why I am thinking about this at all. I have made just about a third of the Fall 2017 SWAP, have three sweaters on the needles, haven’t completed the […]

Rutter, Typography, and Sleep

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

In choir last night we worked on Rutter’s Gloria. For some reason, the mental image that goes along with this piece, for me, is of a small choir on a snowy city street corner. They’re all shopping and meeting up with friends and such, and then as in an old fashioned musical they coalesce into […]

Outlaw Yarn

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

My last purchase before I went cold sheep was this Outlaw Yarn from New Zealand. The packaging, the names of the colors, the cool website, and the possum fiber content were the things that got me. Why do I find skulls on the band appealing? I’m not sure. The single skein should be enough to […]

Pantone Spring 2017

Monday, September 26th, 2016

It’s fall, so we get the Pantone Spring 2017 color palette. The only real neutral is beige — or Hazelnut, a prettier name. We’re sticking with pink and blue as in 2016, but next year it’s a paler pink and a darker blue: Pale Dogwood and Niagara. Both lovely colors. Lapis Blue will be a […]

Master Bath Week

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Most of the holiday tasks this week are the usual: gifts, freezer food, and such. This is the week for doing stuff with kids’ toys and clothing, and I have no kids at home, so I don’t have to do those things. The Delish Cardi’s sleeves are coming along.

Recovering an Office Chair

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

I had too many plans for today. I wanted to finish up the HGP Master Bedroom Week by cleaning up the bedroom’s nightstands, closet, and drawers, and also getting a meal in the freezer and working on Christmas presents. I wanted to work on my SWAP, too. And finish some reading. I did get a […]

Failure, Success, and Perseverance

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The Savannah Boot Liners are frankly giving me fits. I’m not even through the first repeat and I already have so many errors that I will have to frog it right back and start over. Knitting with worsted on such small pins is ridiculous, and doing so with a complex cable pattern isĀ  entirely absurd. […]

A New Mount

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

I finally earned a mount at Habitica, a gamified habit app I use for work and health. I’m also in the Knitting Guild, where we’re having a three month Cold Sheep. One of the tasks is “Inventory and Organize Your Stash.” I’m a little stuck on this. I never used to have a stash. I’d […]

Christmas Gift Update 1

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

The HGP is now having us work on Christmas gifts for an hour a day, but that may not be enough. Above you can see the fruits of two days’ worth of work at this pace. Of course, the first night was swatching. The pattern calls for a gauge of 7 to the inch and […]

Master Bedroom Week

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

I completed the fronts of the Delish Cardigan and sewed up the shoulder seams. I tried it on and the fit is perfect. The fabric is lovely, too. I’m getting the sleeves started this evening. It’s Master Bedroom Week on the HGP. We’ll get another meal in the freezer and buy a couple more canned […]

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