Losing at yarn chicken

Not going to make it. This is a Wingspan, and I’m only half thru the 7th point out of 8.  Setting this in timeout while I hunt down either another skein of the same or a complementary color to finish it off. (yarn is from a local indie dyer who is no longer in business; but I’m checking with her too).


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And this, too

I finished my Temperature Scarf!

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Shawl Collared Cowls

I finished the one in handspun. 

And liked it so much I made another, in Ella Rae Seasons. 

I don’t have appropriate buttons for either one. Mine are mostly small, and these need something more substantial. 

The pattern is simple and works up pretty quickly. 

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With the handspun

I have no idea what the fiber is, or when I spun it, but I wanted to make a Shawl Collared Cowl and it seemed like a good choice. The interesting thing about knitting with your own handspun is you get to see its unique characteristics come out. There’s a rustic tone to the stockinette stitches, but in the garter section it’s just cozy squishiness. 

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Hue Shift update

Still plugging away at this blanket. Up close, the color combos are not very pretty – but from a distance there is a harmony to it all. 

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Just, just…

I’m at a loss to express how I feel about today, as we usher in our 45th. This isn’t the first president I didn’t respect, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. And this isn’t the first time I’ve had real dread about what the president could do.

But this is the first time we’ve had someone who so blatantly disregards everything I think a leader should possess. He doesn’t respect the chair he’s about to sit in, or the people he is supposed to protect and represent. 

So as I try to wrap my head around what this means for  our country, I am keeping my hands busy so my thoughts can percolate. 

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It’s happened

I have become That Person.

I was at work, drinking my coffee and getting ready to start on invoices. And I couldn’t find my glasses. I was frantically searching my desk, but they weren’t in the case, not in my in-box, not on my desk. In desperation, but feeling slightly silly, I call out to my administrative assistant, who sits around the corner from me:”Karyn! I can’t find my glasses!”

K: (after a slight pause) “Are they on top of your head?”

Me: (after checking, because that’s happened before, hence K’s pause) “No”

K: “Did you leave them in the kitchen?

Me: “No” (I know this without checking, because I went to the kitchen to get coffee and definitely didn’t have my glasses on for that because I can’t walk with them on, it makes me dizzy. And we already established they aren’t on my head, therefore: not in the kitchen.)

K: “Did you leave them in the bathroom?”

Me: “eww, no.”

I’m still looking around my office for them, so she gets up from her desk to walk into my office to help me look and as she passes the window she points at my desk and says, “They are right there.”

Me: (with rising panic because this is what I feared) “Where?? I don’t see them!”

K: (another slight pause, and this time I can tell she’s holding in laughter) “Right there, next to your coffee cup.”

Almost quite literally TOUCHING my coffee cup, which is never far from my hand. The coffee that I had almost fully consumed while I searched, so I’d been lifting and replacing the mug in pretty  much the same spot, right next to the very glasses I couldn’t find.


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