Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spring (break) things

It is Wednesday morning of spring break, and here are a Bunch of Things.

1. I'm working on the Purl Soho Notched Hem Tank Top and stepping out of my comfort zone. This yarn---linen silk--was in the stash and is by Elsebeth Lavold.

It is bright, especially for me, but for summer it might work and I feel like I should break out of my all-black comfort zone in the summer. The yarn is a bit heavier than the pattern yarn so I'm using the 'small' measurements even though I just read an article that you shouldn't do that (don't know why though).

2. I've cleaned out the yarn room, as well as the top of my dresser, and that makes me happy.

3. I read a book called "The Hazel Wood" and it is a fantasy book about a young woman who must search "The Hinterland" (a place where very scary fairy tales were set) in order to find her mom and stop a curse from being set on the world. It was kind of interesting but also kind of horrific (as fairy tales tend to be) and I actually had to not read it before bed because I thought I'd have bad dreams. So my 'before bed' reading is a book about an Oxford Professor and his 'life in books'.  Real name "The Unexpected Professor, An Oxford Life in Books." It is very, very quiet.

4. In a bit of knitting serendipity, I was looking at a knit designer's FB feed and she had a selfie with ANOTHER designer who was wearing a gorgeous scarf called Rheinlust by Melanie Berg. And while I was cleaning out the yarn room I found three balls (already wound up, go ahead, call the knitting police on me) of Sundara Merino Silk yarn. It is thicker than the recommended yarn for the pattern, and I have less of it, but I think that just means fewer repeats of some of the sections.

I need to photograph this under natural light so you can see the curves in it, because it looks really cool.

5. And I've been working out THREE DAYS IN A ROW and  hooray for me.

6. And I got a third of a new paper done. A paper that I didn't expect to do, but it is about privacy (my dissertation topic) and mechanical turk (my most recent research) and it is a match made in heaven.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a pretty productive day.

I love that Purl Soho top. I was thinking I could make it in some linen yarn I have, but the weights are just too different ....there's being fingering and mine being worsted. BUMMER!