laziness is the mother of invention?

web link i do not often take long trips from home.

comment gérer site de rencontre there is just too much good stuff keeping me here,

https://souriezvousmanagez.com/768-ph91902-icd-10-code-for-plaquenil-retinopathy.html but i have just returned from 5 days in d.c. for tnna summer conference.

it was hot. it was fun. it was exciting and funny and inspiring

…and today the exhaustion has hit.

i got partway unpacked,

(not halfway, but making progress)

and decided to take a break. ‘after a break i’ll be recharged,’

i tell myself, ‘and being recharged will make the unpacking go faster’.IMG_4311c

so i picked up the dreamy ‘rhinestone cowboy’ colorway

that i had started in on before the trip.

this is swanky dk from magpie fibers and … ooh la la!

with the ribbing finished, i was ready to dive into

the wild oats stitch pattern i’d planned on

(from wendy bernard‘s ‘up, down, all-around stitch dictionary’).IMG_4314c

problem: it requires a cable needle, and i’m simply too tired to fuss with one.

i do want to knit, though,

and i’m excited about knitting this hat.

what’s a tired to the point of laziness designer to do?

i made something up. starting with ‘wild oats’, i fudged it, frogged, and fudged it again,

until it looked like it just might possibly work up into something good.

i’m only now seeing how this is going to come together,

but i really like it

and even more importantly today,

it’s cool without being fussy so i can enjoy the knitting itself.

i feel like i pulled a little folded bit of paper out of a glass jar and won something.

actually, that did happen,

but i’ll save that story for another day.

if you need me for anything i’ll be right here.

this afternoon and this evening = knitting.

‘laziness’ taken from 12:24 of proverbs.

first and last

nothing feels better to me than

casting on and working the first few stitches of a new design.

nothing, that is, except having gotten through all the joy of the knitting

to the very last few stitches.

here they are, the last ones, with the math and the sweatIMG_9202unsatand the wondering if it will really work or not

behind me.

new pattern (and color photos) coming soon

just in time for tnna on may 30th.

‘wondering’ taken from 24:21 of genesis.

transformation

oh, how i love it

when things like this

(my very hastily and poorly sketched out idea of colorwork on a sleeve):IMG_9146briturn into things like this:10410290_10100171656970027_5694256389859965537_nthe actual colors of this lorna’s laces yarn

have to remain under wraps until tnna in may,

but i can tell you that it’s lovely and certainly something

that if i was at all skilled at dying

(which i am not)

i would have chosen to dye up for my very own.

‘skilled’ taken from 35:25 of exodus.