flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread
I have absolutely had the next card complete in my head for two weeks now but several things have happened.
First, I was ninety percent done with my new sweater and I am extremely zen and chill about my knitting the vast majority of the time, all ‘it’s the process not the product, if I finish this I just need to start another thing’ UNTIL I’m nearly done at which point I get a little obsessive about finishing and getting to wear the thing. Plus cold weather was coming (and going, and coming and going, thanks Houston) and I didn’t want to miss my window! But it’s done, huzzah three sweaters in three years since I taught myself to knit and big thanks to Magical Sparkle Muffin in particular for frequent advice and tool suggestions.
It is very hard to get a clear photo of a sweater on myself btw. You would be amazed if you saw the rickety setup I created on the handtowel rail so I could prop my phone.
I’ll try to get better detail pics on a dress form at work this week and throw them up on the Facebook page. This is Andi Satterlund’s Agatha pattern, and I highly recommend any of her designs, they come out adorable and true to size (that’s a 2X and I’m like an 18-20 in most brands).
But ok, so sweater done, soft and cozy hooray, time to start drawing again! Except everything is stressful and a lot right now and while theoretically all of my hobbies are relaxing drawing tarot cards involves more brainpower and decision making than knitting. So I’ve started a cowl with the yarn my mom brought me from Israel a few years back but still haven’t picked up the sketch pad yet. I swear it’s coming soonish, but also this is a self created project with no deadline whatsoever so not till I feel like it. Odds are I’ll feel like it soon, I rarely go a long time without drawing.
Places to buy stuff!
Did I miss something? I think that’s everything.
What’s making me happy this week:
I mean mostly that comfy cuddly cardigan if I’m honest. Work is a lot and only getting worse but sweater good. Hopefully it’ll be cold enough to wear it some more.
Striking photo of you. (Sweater too.)