baby’s first handspun

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It is immensely satisfying to go from the first picture to the last picture. Right now knitting is not being very satisfying, because I’m too busy to spend a good chunk of time on it. Everything is inching along, giving me the illusion that nothing is happening. Perhaps a couple weeks from now I’ll suddenly have knit the attached lace border for a shawl, or have some very late Mother’s Day socks, but somehow I can’t get myself to believe it, especially since my other projects (hand-quilting a bag for my spinning wheel so I can take it to guild meetings (more on that later), re-upholstering 3 chairs and a bench, unpacking a staggering number of books, adding variety to my diet) all seem to be coming along just as slowly.

I thought spring was about fresh starts and relentless growth, what the hell happened?

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?