Thursday, March 24, 2016


It seems like it's been a long time since I wrote anything other than a Yarn Along post! Things have been busier than usual lately, in the best sort of way. But I feel like I've been knitting on the same projects for months now, which makes for repetitive blog posts. Anyway, here's a rambling glimpse of what I've been up to...

Knitting: With the weather turning warmer, I've lost all motivation to work on my two big projects: my In Stillness sweater and my handspun shawl. Most of my sweaters have been knitted during the summer, so I don't know why this is an issue for me now! The sweater is so close to being finished: less than one and a half sleeves left, and the neckband. But I guess knowing that I won't be able to wear it for months has diminished my desire to work on it. As for my shawl, I was waiting on a longer cord to arrive for my interchangeable needles. Well, it came weeks ago and I haven't touched the shawl since. Apparently at the moment I only want to knit socks. I'm nearly halfway through with the second sock in my newest pair, so expect to see pictures of those soon. :) I've already caked up the yarn for my next pair. (I recently realized that most of the yarn I own is sock yarn, so I guess that's inspiring me? Also, I've really just missed knitting socks.)

Spinning: Nothing right now. My wheel was acting odd with the last yarn I spun, so that's been worrying me. But soon I'm hoping to start on that pretty blue Merino fiber.

Reading: I'm still reading Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, but as soon as that's finished, I'm hoping to breeze through several mysteries for Mysteries in March. I've got a stack of books that I'm excited about reading, plus the gorgeous new issue of Taproot.

Watching: I've been watching through The Wonder Years for the first time and really enjoying times it definitely reminds me of Boy Meets World, one of my favorite nostalgic shows. (And of course, the leads in those two shows are real-life brothers and look more alike the older they get.) I'm watching Psych again and possibly loving it even more the second time through. And I'm getting ready to rewatch the eighth series of Doctor Who to refresh my memory before I finally see the ninth series! (Peter Capaldi hasn't grown on me yet, so I haven't been as obsessive about keeping up with the newest episodes.) Oh, and I recently saw my first James Bond movie (Spectre) and liked it so much more than I expected to, so I'm going back and watching the rest of the Daniel Craig ones.

Listening: To the Avett Brothers, as always. I have a routine...I listen to Magpie and the Dandelion on the drive to work, The Carpenter on the drive to knitting group, and all of their albums on repeat at home. :) I was so excited to hear they're releasing their new album on June 24th! I'm really hoping this song is on it, because I'm loving that song.
What have you guys been up to lately?

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