Ravelry & #TecumsahwithDWJ

Yards of Happiness Ravelry Group

As promised, I got it together and started a group on Ravelry! You can now join the Yards of Happiness Group! I’ve already started a thread for us to start sharing for the Tecumseh knitalong and I decided to use Melinda from Knit Potion’s idea of #TecumsehwithDWJ as the hashtag if you want to share on social or add to your tags on Ravelry.

I’m super excited and think I might start swatching this weekend so I can be ready to rock after Labor Day weekend. I hope you’re going to join and you’re digging through your stash or picking your yarn!


I Survived the First Day

I’ve been super focused on preparing for school but I survived! I’ve been knitting on some test knits and my rainbow brioche in between but I decided I needed a new sign for my office door with my class hours. I had a brilliant idea to put Cher and Jellybean in their new Howard University t-shirts in front of my blue wall and put the text above their heads…things didn’t go as smoothly as I had hoped. Jellybean in her HU shirt
Jellybean kept wanting to turn around towards me and the treat. I was standing to her left and in front of her. LOL And Cher…
Cher in HU gear
She wasn’t having it. This was the ONLY picture that I got of her before she walked away, went upstairs and got into bed. HA! I didn’t get them together but what I got of Jellybean was good enough to make my new door sign. I’m making my office all nice and filling it with things I love to see since I don’t have a window. But I’m so happy to be there, my first day went great. Thanks for being patient while I get adjusted to my new schedule. I’ll share more soon!

Planning for Tecumseh 2.0

I’m coming up for air as I prepare for school starting next week! Ahhhhh! I’ve got feelings of nervousness and excitement running through me at all times but I also know this was the BEST decision I made in a long time. My Department Chair, Dean and other teaching colleagues are so supportive and excited that I’ve come on full time. How could I not be excited? So I wanted to start looking forward to a new project to start after the first few weeks of school finally settle down and I’m in my rhythm. So now it’s time to start planning for another Tecumseh!
Tecumseh sweater
When I knit my Tecumseh sweater I knit it in cotton so I could enjoy it right now (I wear it a lot, it’s nice and light). But I knew when I was knitting it that I would also want a heavier version to wear in the fall/winter. When I said I’d knit this again later in the year several of you said you would be interested in knitting it along with me. So the time has come to start picking your yarn!

I want to start my wool version of this sweater after Labor Day, so that gives you about 3 weeks to pick your yarn and start swatching! I plan on knitting the main body of my sweater with some lovely navy blue Miss Babs Yowza I’ve got in my stash and I have a rainbow palette of colors in Berroco Vintage DK to do the colorwork down the body. I promise, I will start a Ravelry Group for Yards of Happiness so you can share you projects as we knit this one together. Sound good? I’m excited to start this one and to see what you guys create too!