Joining in for Unraveled Wednesdays

Remember the Yarn Along hosted by Ginny Sheller on her blog Small Things? If you do, you’ll know that in March of last year, Ginny decided it was time to move on to other things, and she brought her weekly reading and knitting check-ins to an end. I was sad …

I Freed My Fade!

I finished my Free Your Fade shawl! I actually cast off the week before school started, but between the lack of sunlight and the craziness of the beginning of the semester, I couldn’t get pictures until today. Even this afternoon, the sunlight was a bit meagre, but I think it …

Where Prayer Has Been Valid

I’m an inveterate goal setter. I think the reason for this is that having a goal provides a vantage point; it gives me someplace to start and somewhere to go. It’s like a good story. With a goal you get a beginning, a middle, and an end, and even if …

Gingersnap

This little cardi has almost undone me. The cute is unreal. I’m a sucker for cardigans, stripes, and close-but-not-quite-matching color palettes anyway, but add in the minuscule scale of Gingersnap, and I’m a goner. The pattern is free on Ravelry, and it’s a breeze to knit. The instructions are clear, …

Ohhhh, the weather outside . . .

Is glorious!!! I think I’m going to make it. Only sixty-two bajillion papers left to grade, and my first semester back in the classroom will be in the books. My last class was Thursday, and I have to tell you–my subconscious must have taken that as license to KNIT!!! I’ve …

Hitchhiker: A Love Story

  Oh, Hitchhiker! How do I love thee? I can’t begin to count the ways. The Hitchhiker shawlette has got to be one of the most wearable handknits ever. I know because I made one several years ago that I wore and wore and wore until I gave it to my …

Knitting Abides

Know what this is? It’s a sweater I knit in high school! That’s quite awhile ago, folks. And I wore it to class last week! This was the second sweater I ever knit. I still remember the feel of the needles in my hands and the wonder of seeing the …

Fall Break

Today is day one of my two-day fall break. Despite the mountain of papers waiting to be graded, I was determined to get some knitting in. Not the knit a few rows before bed kind of knitting but some actual soul soothing knitting. As an extra treat for myself, I …

Under a Purple Sun*

I’ve never said much about my work life here on the blog, probably because while I felt well-suited to my job, it wasn’t something I cared to think about when I didn’t have to. My intention, many years ago, was to become an academic. I got an MA in English …