Knitting Knerd

When I told my boyfriend that I was going to start a blog he was so excited, saying “Ooo, I’ll be your first reader!” Despite my assurances that there will likely be many knitterly and other posts he might not be interested in, he said he would always read it. So Jordan, sweetheart, if you’re reading, this is one of the ones you might be bored reading. You’ve been warned.

I have been, for many years, a procrastinator. I have come to accept this fact, but it is also exacerbated by my propensity to be easily distracted by anything pretty and shiny and new. This is especially bad for my knitting. I am currently working on (yet another) shawl for myself, when I really should be finishing my mum’s socks. I love my mother, but unfortunately she is allergic to wool. And I don’t mean she gets itchy with cheap, gross wool, I mean I give her my beautifully fine 100% Merino Malabrigo to hold and she can feel it itchy on her neck. Because I love my mummy, I am knitting her bamboo/nylon socks with yarn she bought last year. I knew it was going to be tight in terms of yardage, but I’m in a situation where the number of rows left to knit far exceeds the yarn with which I can knit those rows. I have to substitute using an acrylic because the only other thing I have in my stash is wool. This whole thing has been frustrating and demoralizing. The shawl is shiny and new, and the yarn is very pretty. Thus, I am working on a shawl instead.

Did I also mention I’m knitting her a silk shawl, I have my own (other) shawl on the needles, a present for my niece, and a vest for myself. All are sitting in knitting limbo. I’m a terrible person.

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A Breath of Fresh Air

Today was one of those days where nothing particularly remarkable happens, but everything seems a little more significant than it might on an ordinary day. I finally returned to my knitting group after undergoing a self quarantine due to mono (yes really >.<) and it was so nice to see my friends again. I’d forgotten how nice it is to just relax and sit among friends, all creating something out of string and fluff. I helped my friend’s daughter with a school project and felt energized about teaching, even with our brief phone discussion about her project. When I left to go home, I listened to Kings and Queens on repeat.

And then, I saw the Northern Lights.

Today was beautiful and sunny with all the promise of the final vestiges of summer, but a cool autumn breeze reminded me of the changing seasons.

I needed that breath of fresh air.

Obligatory Introduction Post.

I’ve thought about blogging for several years now, but always put it off thinking I didn’t have anything interesting or original to say. Hogwash, my life is interesting! So published on this little bloggy will be random happenings in my world of geekdom, funny things I think everyone should read and/or see, and probably many, many posts about my kittens and my knitting. And possibly some baking as I delve deeper into the naughty world of chocolate, cakes, pastries, and fruit that I love so much.