Samstag, Jänner 30, 2016

I Still Think I'm a Knitter

I don't think these socks are going to be finished by midnight tomorrow night.

I joined Heatherly Walker's Knit From Stash 2016 group on Facebook. It's a do-it-yourself yarn club.

My January pick was Bugga! in Orchard Spider from The Sanguine Gryphon. The pattern is Heatherly's Espalier Socks.

I thought I was really going to do this. I picked out my twelve yarns, bagged them, then labelled them by month. I put them in a bin with the Top This hat kits.

The idea was to start the socks on December 31st, which I did. Then I was going to finish my hood.

Piper's hood only took four days right before Christmas, so that was going to be easy, right? That would give me a couple of weeks to knit the socks, and in my spare time I would whip out one of those hats as well.

Then this happened:

I'm taking this great class at the University of Utah. It's called "The History of Western Musical Notation," and it's taught by Dr. Jane Hatter. We are studying how people learned to write down music, and practicing transcribing it into modern notation. And that, my friends, turns out to be harder than it looks. I don't care how hard you think it looks. It is harder than that.

I do have some other stuff going on as well. There's the theory class. There's the organ practice. There's running the occasional errand and doing some laundry. But the main reason no knitting is going on is this medieval pig latin, as one of my friends so succinctly put it.

My question is, do I get to peek at my February sock yarn tomorrow? Or do I have to wait until I finish the socks?

Freitag, Jänner 22, 2016

I haven't blogged for a couple of years because of the voices in my head that say a blog post has to be perfect and have pictures with it. I am trying to stifle the voice of perfectionism, so here goes.

This is what I'm doing in my life:

1) I am halfway through my master's degree in organ performance, as calculated by number of recitals given. I hope to present my second recital some time in April of 2017.

2) I am not knitting very much, due to #1. However, I can still show you a picture of something knitted because I finished a pair of socks on New Year's Eve. The yarn is The Verdant Gryphon's Bugga! in "Persephone," and the pattern is Love Me Tender by Cookie A. (it was a club pattern so will be available on her website in October of 2016).

3) I am trying a new program for dealing with food, Am I Hungry.  I've been doing it for two weeks and am excited about how it is helping me have a healthier relationship with food (as in, not act like Gollum about it). I'll let you know how it goes.

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