lately

Lately I have been: 

  • dealing with a lot of personal crap
  • fussing about the fact that the US postal service lost my effing debit card and I have to wait another week for the replacement to arrive (for those of you keeping track, it’s been over 3 weeks now)
  • whining because without a debit card, I’m unable to take advantage of Webs’ anniversary sale
  • orchestrating plans for the summer–Arkansas! Alabama! Vermont! Oregon! Home! China! Home! while coordinating 3 different schedules
  • knitting completely unseasonable accessories, such as a pair of cabled bedsocks
  • I knit Global Warming in 4 days. 
  • I’m obsessed with Fallen London, a deliciously creepy feat of interactive fiction. 
  • I am (still) quilting Birdcage on a Chain, on and off and between other things. 
  • I not-so-accidentally got my girlfriend into quilting, and between us we have at least 5 different piles of fabric awaiting to be turned into quilts, with not enough time to do so. 
  • I enjoyed this essay on the Watsonian voice, it complements my recent trend of watching/reading ALL the Sherlock retellings. 

in which my precious baby makes me proud

I’ve been busy recently, first with midterms, then final projects, then dealing with a stolen debit card, and this perpetual malaise/fogginess/exhaustion I hope to look into/take care of when I go home in September.

As Mother’s Day has gone, I can post a picture of the finished Nine-to-Five Socks.

nine-to-five socks

nine-to-five socks

I also completed my Kernel earlier this week.

kernel scarf in my WIP basket

kernel scarf in my WIP basket

It seemed to fly by, and required the perfect amount of attention so that I could knit it during lecture/seminar without wanting to scream. I used up a whole 125 gram skein on this scarf, making it just over 8″ wide and over 7′ tall. The colours are deliciously bright, and the whole thing is positively delightful. I’m wearing it as I type.

kernel scarf border

kernel scarf border

kernels

kernels

This may be the thing I’ve knit that I’m most proud of, though I’m not quite sure why. Do things you’ve made make you proud?