All tagged knitting

Popcorn Sweater and Musings on my Wardrobe

I finished my new popcorn sweater last night - I haven’t blocked it yet, I imagine it will grow a bit in length and width, as washable wools tend to do! I’m very happy and excited to wear it.

I’ve been struggling with my wardrobe since having James. I still really passionately care about sustainable, ethical fashion but my clothing size has changed AGAIN

What I've Been Working On: August 2018

Wow, what a month! I apparently have been very busy. Ha. I feel like my fingers are on fire (in a good way like I can't stop making things and also in a bad way because they hurt from making so many things). It really feels like my hands are trying to make up for their year of low energy levels by trying to literally create every spare minute. Mentally I love it but also wish I could slow down a bit and maybe not lay awake for hours in bed thinking about painting. But what can you do in these periods except just roll with what your body is telling you to do? Making makes me happy. 

Give Me All The Crafts Please

I learned how to knit! Well actually, my mom taught me the basics when I was a kid (it didn't stick), and then my friend Cathy (she just opened a spinning pop-up shop in my fave yarn store) taught me again while I was pregnant but now I am really actually knitting! 

It has been pointed out to me by a few people lately that I apparently have a reputation for being able to pick up new skills quite quickly. I feel like this makes me sound kind of obnoxious? Especially because the reality involves me sometimes throwing the knitting across the room in a fit of rage. It makes me feel like maybe I should pretend to be bad at things so that people don't hate me. But I can't do that because I want to love what I am making, even though everything I have knitted so far has had huge chunks ripped out or is just living with it's flaws (Molly doesn't care if I knitted when I should have purled!)