First of all let me start by saying HELLLLLLO!
I didn’t intend to take a hiatus that was this long but sometimes life just happens. A few updates of note:
- In December I passed my comprehensive exams with distinction! I’m happy to have classes over and the weight of comps off my shoulders but now I’ve got dissertation proposal writing to face and I already feel behind. BUT I will get there. My dissertation’s working title right now is “Double-Consciousness and Craft: How Black Women Make Space in a White Dominated Craft” but I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
- In terms of my health, I’ve made great progress! I’ve been working out and I don’t have that underlying fatigue that I lived with for an entire year. It’s nice to not just feel tired all the time. I’ve still got progress to make but I’m working on it.
- The biggest update of all…we adopted a puppy! Kiwi is a 3 month old chihuahua like Jellybean. She’s a little less than 3lbs, super energetic, very wiggly and very dainty. She has stolen our hearts and wakes us all up a little earlier but we love her so.
Jellybean is tolerating her, that puppy energy is a lot to handle LOL. But we are just a week in and learning what everyone needs.
She’s also super tiny but no sweaters yet. She likes to gnaw on my sweaters so we aren’t going to knit her one until she’s a little older and is used to wearing clothes. And speaking of knits…
Over the break I actually got to knit a lot that I will eventually photograph and share. I snapped a quick pick yesterday because I wore my Sheep Camp sweater. I knit it in seven days and immediately cast on another one to gift to Jessica. For my sweater I used yarns that were based on my favorite super heroes. The green is from Five Borough Yarns in I’m Always Angry – a green for the Incredible Hulk and the contrast color is from Queen’s Yarn Boutique in Vibranium from Black Panther. The complimented each other so well, I really love how it came out. I paired it with an eggplant linen skirt from Not Perfect Linen. I’m so happy my classrooms are boiling hot this semester so I can actually wear my knits. I also really loved this pattern, I just added a little length to the body but it was a simple and quick knit that is so pretty. Maybe I’ll knit as many Sheep Camps as I did Love Notes! We shall see.