Wednesday WIPs, Including Me

As I transition out of my job, and into focusing on home, my (very) small business, and my creative endeavors, I’ve been struggling to blog. Transitions are hard for me. It’s not that I don’t like change — and this will be a good change. It’s difficult for my nervous system to regulate change. I’m always surprised by the period of paralysis that is inevitable.

I couldn’t wait to cast on my Spring Thaw yarn. I’m making a Bandana Cowl Number 4 by Placemarker. I’m thrilled with the feedback I’ve received on the box. And I’m so grateful to everyone who placed orders, and to the talented makers who partnered with me.

I got a head start on my flax seedlings in my Megs Levesseur Ceramics pot.

I’ve been testing rose wax and lanolin candles for the Wool & Roses Yarn Mystery Box. Only a few days left to order! I can’t wait to see how Kelley at Dye Mad Yarns interprets this colorway in alpaca and silk yarn.

My Vertices Unite is coming along. I want to finish this before April 15, when the Ambah Ocean Moon Mystery Knitalong starts. That’s probably not going to happen, but I’m going to try anyway.

My Arrowhead Cardigan looks much the same. I try to knit a row or two a day, striving to get to the shoulder seams.

I finished the ribbing on my Auchnaha cardigan. I’ll probably put this away for a little while, until I finish Arrowhead. Although, I’d like to be wearing it now!

It’s supposed to be 75 degrees Fahrenheit today, after a low of 19 yesterday. I guess I’d better get my seeds started. I’m going to grow more natural dye plants this year.

What are you working on this week?

11 thoughts on “Wednesday WIPs, Including Me

  1. Such a lovely post Alissa and congratulations on transitioning into retirement (if I understood correctly). I love all your knitting projects and fascinated that you are growing flax. Did you start your flax from seed ! I’m working on my handspun shawl, that’s about it for me.

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    1. Yes, I grew flax last year, and tried my hand at processing the fiber, though I over retted it. I’m not sure that part of the process is for me, but I love growing it! I’m not sure I would call it retirement. More like a hiatus. But we will see. Thank you!

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  2. It sounds like this will be a good transition, though, even if it’s not an easy one. I know what you mean, though, about even good change being difficult. I love that green color of the yarn in your last pic! That’s going to be a great cardigan.

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