I got a couple of emails and comments asking if I was okay because I hadn’t written anything for the last two weeks. I’m here! I’m still healthy, so is my family and we are all still sheltering in place. I’ve just been really busy! Classes ended but I had A LOT of work to do and just turned in my last paper of the semester last night. On top of that I was administering finals online and having to use all my tech skills to help guide my colleagues. So to say I’m drained is an understatement.
I’ve been knitting but haven’t taken any real photos of what I’m working on at the moment. So here’s all I’ve got.
I’m been working on the new Vintage ’83 Crop by Andrea Mowry. It has brioche and texture but it’s on small needles using lace weight yarn – not my normal but I’m branching out. The main body color yarn is Lion Brand Amazing Lace yarn, I picked it up for $5 a ball (bought 2 balls) at AC Moore ages ago because I just thought it was such a pretty fuchsia and it is 1,000 yards per ball, so few ends to weave in. I figured why not try making this if I have it in my stash. The colors in the brioche yoke colors are leftover from my Fantastitch Shawl (orange) and my Find Your Fade shawl (mint green). I think I have enough of the green leftover to maybe make Jellybean a tiny version, we shall see.
I realize that I write almost every day, just not here. As part of my research and just for record keeping the experience, I’ve been blogging on my academia site about my experience in graduate school. I just started last month, talking about COVID-19, oppression, race and all the other things that I tend to research and write about currently. I think because of the nature of what I study and how heavy it can get, added with sheltering in place, I haven’t wanted to share much. I do share on Instagram more frequently in my stories but it is usually just videos of Jellybean. But I didn’t want to leave you all hanging. So yes, I’m here, I’m okay, just trying to find a little balance in all this craziness.
How are you doing?