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by erin on November 20, 2015

I meant to post last week.  I just had to get through a math test, and I had knitting to share and talk about.


The day had different plans for me.  I had a couple of near misses with other cars in the parking lot outside school (younger students are extremely important, in case you didn’t know, and they drive like they’re trying to outdistance an impending tornado), and made it home slightly twitchy.  I was sitting down to write when the phone rang.  It was my son’s school, and it was the nurse’s office.  My son had fallen off a structure and cut his head.  It was suggested I bring a new shirt.  Oh boy.


The kid ended up going to urgent care to get three staples put in his head (he’s fine now!).  Also, when I pulled up to the school to see him and assess the situation, I left the car windows down and a pterodactyl flew by and bombed the inside of my car.  Lovely.  The next day was Friday, and I was too fried from yesterday’s events to be able to do much other than stare into space, drooling.  It was an adrenaline hangover.

In the meantime, I am pleased to announce that I am finished with my alpaca wrap.  So I’ve cast on for another one, in Cascade 220.  And I plan on knitting one more after this (oy).




I know it’s terribly hard to see what’s going on up there.  The light disappeared on me just as I was pulling out the camera.  The sun sets so quickly lately!


I’ve also cast on for mittens for my boy, since you certainly can’t knit mittens for one child and not the other.  Simple yellow mittens, and they’re coming along very well, I think.




I’ve also cast on for my first ever pair of gloves for my husband.  This is a very striking color way of Koigu KPPPM, which knits up and makes me think of sugar maples in fall, with their flamingly brilliant colors of leaves.



Years ago, my husband asked for gloves to wear while he’s running.  I also wanted to make something that would show up when he runs at night.  This satisfies that desire, since his hands will be visible.  From space.


The holidays are too close, and I’m starting to feel nauseous worried about getting it all done.  In fact, I’ve surrendered the idea of getting it all done, I just wonder how much  will be unfinished by the 25th.  How’s it going with you all?

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