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  • Flax


    Most of my energy has been going into writing my PhD thesis lately. Then there’s my side job at the after school day care, an education training, the thesis seminar, political volunteering, housekeeping stuff and being a good cat mom and girlfriend. It’s been … a lot, and it’s taking a toll on my mental […]

  • 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 […]