Wow, has it really been a month since my last post? Oh, but the semester! It is almost over! I’m into the home stretch now, with just a stack of exams to grade and some final math to do.
And even though I’ve been feeling like the semester wasn’t very productive in the academic/professional sense, when I think about all I did, it’s kind of exciting: teach two new classes; finish and submit an article for publication; re-construct a draft of one of the lost chapters of my dissertation; go to two conferences… I am quite not as lazy as I thought! Or at least, not as unproductive.
And moving on. As soon as you all gave your input about the best baby knits (thanks again!), I started another Baby Surprise Jacket.
yarn: Twisted Fiber Art Duchess merino in “Portal”
and Gems sport weight merino in “Caribou”
buttons: big box craft store
needles: US6 Addi Turbo
The Twisted yarn is fantastic to work with. Meg hand-dyes it here in Michigan, and there’s always a massive pile of it at Threadbear Fiber Arts in Lansing (seriously. massive. I call it Twisted Mountain). It’s one of my favorite indie self-stripers, because she does several different styles of striping/fading, and because it comes in heavier weights, along with the sock yarn.
(Also, I think she just updated her shop. So, go!)
I alternated between the self-striper and a solid brown merino, then did the trim and edges in brown. If it’s possible, I might be even happier with this BSJ than I was with my last one.
p.s. these photos were taken in November, after the first snow of the year. There’s not a trace of any of this greenery (or ground) left. Happy Winter to those of you in my part of the world!