This is my yarn closet and my sewing corner in my office. All my yarn and fabric fit in that narrow closet, but not all my fiber. I have two big tubs of fiber — mostly wool — in the hallway outside. Don’t judge me. Or do, I don’t mind. I have an art show in 14 months. I’m sure I will use most of it up. I have angora and silk as well — the angora from my old bunnies. What will I make?
Bob and I went to downtown Newark for gluten-free pizza for Saturdate! 2020. What a year!
We liked the face on this building. Green Man? Gargoyle?
Heel flap time on my Pride sock! I’d better get knitting if I’m going to finish these by July 1. Not likely, if I’m honest.
I just finished reading The Mirror & the Light by Hillary Mantel, the final book in the Thomas Cromwell series. It has been criticized as having too many words, but each word is so delicious, I didn’t mind savoring it.
I watched the fox kits in our back yard last night. I was worried about them getting enough food, they seem so skinny, until they rustled up some vermin from the compost pile. Human-Fox symbiosis! Their den is under our barn.
I started my PRIDE sock KAL with the Blogville Knitters. This is TurtlePurl’s What Does It Mean? Double Rainbow sock yarn and for pattern I’m following a 64 stitch recipe based on Hermione’s Every Day Sock.
Also proud to have spent most of my day helping to create and communicate a Statement in Support of Racial Justice for the organization I work for. Exhausting day, but a good day.
I finished my Hermione’s Everyday Socks!
I haven’t made any progress since Friday, but it won’t be long now.
Sarah is hosting sock knitalongs this summer. This is my theme-appropriate TurtlePurl yarn: Double Rainbow for Pride month and Mistletoe Kisses for Christmas in July. I’m going to knit plain socks, I’ve decided… probably short, plain socks.
Stay Home stitch markers from Katrinkles for my monthly club. The split-level is my favorite. I turned over the one that looks like the White House.
I am feeling a little better today. I think it is allergies. That’s what I get for sitting outside on Friday afternoon!
This morning Bob and I watched a heron on our neighbors’ pond. We were agog with delight, until I watched it eat one of their fish.
Where is your favorite place to knit? Blog about it for us however you wish. You can post a photo or describe it. Tell us what you like about it. This should be about your favorite place to knit, not where you knit most often (unless they are the same).
My favorite place to knit is on the hammock on the front porch in front of a fire in the chimenea.
I don’t knit here very often, but it was a nice day and Sarah recently blogged about knitting outside. I remembered how I used to love to sit outside and knit and read and listen to music. So I took a half day of PTO today and made a fire. I’ve been knitting on my sock and listening to Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Volumes 1 and 2. It reminds me of my boys. We used to listen to it in the car quite a lot.
Today I was visited by our neighbor boys. They remind me of my boys when they were little. They wanted to dig up our house so it would fall down. I told them to go for it.
Sometimes JoJo visits me on the hammock.
Sometimes she does this and chews on my needles so I can’t knit. But that’s ok.
I finished the gusset and it’s easy knitting and listening from here on out.
Please share about your favorite place to knit on your blog or in the comments below!
My orchids are blooming again.
Our neighbors gave us hyacinth for Easter.
I’m knitting another heel flap.
My coworker won’t get off my lap.
Our kids are sorta famous.
The ravine is greening and flowering.
This leggy human walks slowly so I can keep up and stop to take photos on our walks.
It’s not perfect, and there was a fair amount of confusion and fudging on the gusset decreases at first. I hope it doesn’t make the gusset too short. Anyway, I’m glad to be able to put this down so I can cast on Arachne today. I like this pattern. I think they will be pretty clog socks.
Looks like I might be making the same pair of socks again! Well, I have loved these socks, so maybe that’s not a bad thing. I’ll add a twisted rib cuff to the new ones to make them unique. I did knit a few rows on this. I think I should take it on vacation with me in case I need some variety in my knitting.
Check out my Weekender, ready to join the round! I really love this green. I’m looking forward to wearing it.
I’m wearing my handmade jeans today and I have to say they are very comfortable. I’m “sew” glad I made them. 😀
Here’s my paltry progress on my toe up sock. I’m worried it’s too wide.
I went to my local fabric store to get some interfacing for my jeans’ waistband. (She sold me horsehair. How cool is that?)
I wanted a floral fabric to make a top out of to work with my collection palette. There were many lovely floral fabrics, but most were very bright or a large print. I kept remembering to myself “wearable” “something I would be comfortable in” “something with some green or saffron” “roses” “must work with denim”. I think I did pretty well. I need a pattern, though.
ETA: Found a vintage pattern on Etsy!