Reading While Knitting

Nothing complicated; nothing too exciting, but yes, I do knit while I read. As well as during many other domestic activities.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


All done. Used the charts from this blog, and a general gauge x kid-head measurement for the size. Yarn is Mirasol "Tupa," and I used size 3 needles.

The chart parts were done back and forth, intarsia style, because I haven't mastered intarsia in the round, and this worked out best, although the "A" needs some help. I joined and did the top in the round, then seamed the bottom part. Then I undid and redid the seam because I discovered that it's generally better to seam black wool in bright sun versus a dim evening house.

The resident Pratchett fan is pleased, and warm*, and that's all that matters.

*Hey, it's summer in the Bay Area. It's chilly!

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Saturday, July 24, 2010


At the end of yesterday I made a list of what I'd accomplished, since I didn't feel as though I had done "enough."

Today I'm doing it the other way 'round -- a list of the planned things, while not yet noting what I've done (like taking the cat to the vet and trying to figure out how to pay for it).

Notice what the last item is on today's list:
  • prune out front
  • lay bricks in patio
  • clean basement
  • clean freezer
  • assemble and place last bee box
  • cut and dig buckwheat into the open garden bed
  • do classwork for my three classes: paper grading, answering email, posting grades, etc.
  • make pickle relish and can it
  • make enchilada sauce and can it
  • make dill pickles and can them
  • put clean dishes away
  • knit?

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