I don’t know why but when I knit my husband something I can only ever get one photo of him in it. LOL It’s like trying to race after a puppy to get him to stand still and smile long enough for you to get a decent photograph.
Over the winter break I finished knitting him the Atari sweater (Raverly link), you may remember this one because I knit it for my sister for her birthday in 2020. I didn’t think of it as a unisex sweater until I saw a man wearing one and I thought oh this would be nice on Kenny! I dug into my stash and used up some Berroco Vintage in Rye (the top color) and Green and then for the colorwork I used just a tiny bit of De Rerum Gilliatt in Dore, which happens to match a pair of his pants perfectly. I loved this color combo for him and he has definitely shown it off on a Zoom with his coworkers.
I’ve also been super happy that my classrooms aren’t sweltering hot this semester so I can actually wear my knits to school! I’ve been snapping pics because people always say they never think of wearing their knits with anything beyond jeans. The other day I layered my Low-key vest over a mint green long sleeve and paired it with a kelly green pleated skirt (and black tights and flats). It felt bright and fresh, even though the temps have been a bit bitter lately. I’m trying to finish knitting two sweaters for friends this month and then I want to start spring knitting. I’ve got some lovely yarns that aren’t 100% wool and are for lighter temps I’m itching to get on my needles.
Right now I’m in this weird place of feeling like I’m doing a lot but not doing anything at my best. It’s such a weird space to be in. I think part of it is the pandemic is wearing on me. Everyone keeps saying let’s get back to normal but honestly, I think we need to figure out a new normal. Teaching in person puts me at risk of getting Covid everyday and I’m way beyond my booster’s efficacy at this point so I also feel like I’m in a weird limbo. I don’t want to get sick, it could push back my own recovery from my PE’s significantly, but I also feel like its inevitable at this point and that fear is exhausting. So I’m just taking it one day at a time, trying to do my best, and snuggling my puppy.