• Blue Blankie

    Blue Blankie

    My friend Dominique, who I’ve known since school, has given birth to a baby girl recently! I’m still amazed that I’m at the age where people marry and give birth. It feels so grown up! Obviously that notion is fully ridiculous, as I’m in my thirties. (I’ll lose my delusions at some point, hopefully.) Anyway, […]

  • Firebird


    I finally finished something! Considering how slow I’ve been with my crafting in the past few months, this is quite a feat. I had actually started the Firebird Socks back in 2019, but after I realized I’d have to frog and start anew for the second time I lost all motivation. It took a bit […]

  • Something Simple

    Something Simple

    When I wrote about my knitting frustrations a few posts ago, I received very helpful advice from you how I could motivate myself when everything seems to go wrong. Thank you! itwasjudith suggested I start with the project that was the easiest to fix. Jess recommended to knit something very simple to get my knitting […]

  • How do you motivate yourself?

    How do you motivate yourself?

    I’m having a situation right now. A WIP situation. It’s very frustrating. Sage Cardigan Remember my Sage cardigan? I started it over the summer, then took a break because the cables in the two front pieces didn’t line up correctly. Calm Sweater Or my Calm sweater? It’s the second time I tried to make this […]

  • Firebird WIP

    Firebird WIP

    I’m making slow progress on my Firebird socks. As a reminder, this pattern is from the book The Enchanted Sole by Janel Laidman. It’s gorgeous and very intimidating. I’m still on the leg of the first sock, and I’ve been working on it for two weeks! First things first: I gave up on using the […]

  • November WIP

    November WIP

    I have a nemesis. It’s this sweater. It’s a pattern by Kim Hargreaves called “Calm”. I’m, sadly, not calm when it comes to this project! I’m extremely annoyed. Years ago, this was supposed to be the first piece of clothing I’d knit. I bought white mohair yarn, got to knitting, then gave up because turns […]

  • Vienna here I come!

    Vienna here I come!

    I’ll be heading to Vienna soon to do another round of archival work for my thesis! As always, I’m trying to make plans for activities when I leave the archive in the late afternoon/evening. From experience, it gets rather depressing just going from my hotel room to the archive and back again every day. This […]

  • Seedlings, made with yarn

    Seedlings, made with yarn

    A few years ago I decided I needed to curtail my accessories knitting, because I already have so many hats and scarves. But sometimes, knitting a hat hits the sweet spot in just the right way, you know? Especially if you had to temporarily put away another, larger project. This is why I went to […]