ch ch ch changes

May 10, 2018

life has changed a lot since i first got into knitting.
i’m living with a guy i’m kinda into (sh!).
i moved to a new state (ma).
i got a phd (blah blah).

and yet,
i find myself particularly adrift at the moment;
i have zero idea where my life is going.
so of course,
rather than figure that out
why not start knitting again?
and then write about it on a blog no one reads!
cuz that’s productive.

i dug this bad boy out of the depths of the big plastic wip container:
IMG_3490 pattern: permafrost yarn: blue moon bfl sport in “in the navy”

things i’ve found while knitting this bad boy:
i can still read lace (thank god, or i’d be fucked).
i have much less confidence and am therefore slower.

but that moment
you know the one
when you get in the groove
and everything seems to fall away
(a famous yet secretly shitty knitter said something
about how knitting changes brainwaves à la meditation)
well today,
i had the moment
and it felt pretty fucking good.

so maybe i’ll keep knitting this thing.
and maybe the person i started knitting it for
waaaaaaaaaay back in 2013
will actually get it!

7 Responses to “ch ch ch changes”

  1. Jan Says:

    So glad to see you back. I thought in retirement I would have lots of time to knit, but we adopted a puppy, then another one, then a kitten, then another puppy. I’m down to knitting socks because I don’t need to read a pattern. I miss the days of lace knitting. Maybe if I live long enough. 🙂

  2. Kate Says:

    Good to see you! There’s something about knitting lace, isn’t there. And good to hear that other knitters have projects languishing for years on end! You’ve inspired me to dig some out, once I get through my current queue…

    • steven a. Says:

      Oh man. I feel like I have a few languishing projects. But it feels better to reconnect with them rather than casting on something new. Thanks for saying hi!

  3. Hope Says:

    Hello! Change is good. I hope getting back into knitting will lead you back to blogging. I really do enjoy it. The sweater is beautiful, by the way. Happy knitting.

  4. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    Oddly enough, I’m still reading.


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