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Are you enjoying it?

(Written on 10/22/2015; posted on October 23, 2015)

Last night, I was working on sewing down the 78 digits that label the pockets of the girls’ Advent calendars. I’m almost a third of the way done, which is exciting, since this is the biggest part of the calendars left.

I was madly zig-zagging green felt numbers and telling Caleb about this, and he asked ‘Are you having fun?’

I wasn’t, actually. The project as a whole is fun; I like that I’ll be making them the calendars and think that they’ll enjoy having them. I’m using fusibles, which I haven’t really done before, and I like that. Sewing the numbers on isn’t fun, but it’s something I’m doing in service of something larger and fun.

Today, for complicated reasons, I’m at school but the students aren’t. I’m not scheduled to do anything, but, at any time, I might be called in to do something. I’m working on getting caught up on planning, making progress on my professional development goals, and just taking time to catch my breath without listening for a baby to wake up.

I’m also thinking about what I’m doing, ostensibly for fun, that is and isn’t fun.

I really do want to get the calendars finished. I figure that the girls will accept anything started this year as having been done from time immemorial. My Halloween costume is almost done and will be fun both for work and playgroup.

Beyond that, I’m knitting the Zombies scarf and a pair of socks for me. (Someone saw me knitting the lacy scarf and asked if it was for the girls, and was surprised when I said I was knitting for myself.) I like them, but I’ll be happy to be on to my next projects. (That Periwinkle Sheep Wink yarn is really calling my name.) Once the calendars are sewn, I either want to sew some running clothes for me or a red knit dress to wear with the scarf I’ll knit from the Periwinkle Sheep.

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I do have some more distant plans for sewing and knitting for the girls, but am looking forward to doing some things for myself. There is a Zombies, Run! hat…

Ten inches of scarf


It’s been incredibly cold here. My main knitting has been working on churning out mittens for Afghans for Afghans’ deadline in February, but I took a break to work on this for a while. (Mittens are fine for Sherlock, but when Caleb is watching Premier League football, I need something a little more complicated to do.)

It’s been cold, so I haven’t been running much recently, but I’m hoping to start again soon.


I went to the all day meeting that has lots of knitting today. Three of us were knitting during all the discussion and one person was paper piecing a quilt.

Between the drive (I was lucky enough to be a passenger; the snow was pretty heavy) and the meeting, I finished a pair of mittens. I also got a little knitting done on my Runner 5 scarf.

Pictures tomorrow, once it’s actually light.

More scarf

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I worked on my scarf on the way back from Colorado and got a lot done. I’ve been focusing on Cheer Me Up, but progress shows up less nicely on that because it’s so much wider.

New Project

So, I finished the Couch to 5K training this week.

One of the things mentioned in one of the episodes is that some runners wear red scarves.

I bought three skeins of Koigu at my first Rhinebeck (in 2004!) to make a Rockstar scarf. I was young and impressionable.

I ripped out the scarf and decided to use it to make Kernel, which I’d been wanting to make for at least three years.


I’m knitting both ends first (the end end is grafted on) so I can knit until I run out of yarn.

It’s more purple than red, but I like to think of it as my runner scarf.