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This week…

Knitting: I find myself with a pile of beautiful, squishy yarn that shall, one day soon, become a beautiful, squishy sweater. My not so mini-obsession with splatter-dyed yarn continues, climbing to new heights. I’m working on a cozy, sweatshirt inspired design with vertical pockets, instead of a kangaroo pouch, and maybe some playful heart-shaped elbow patches. And this yarn is guranteed to ensure it won’t end up as another usual, grey sweatshirt. I’m really looking forward to cuddling up in this fun, bright, happy sweater when the dark days of winter (and writing my Ph.D. dissertation) arrival all too soon.

I’ve also been working away on a colorwork design that has been kicking around my head for a bit, but right now it’s in its more boring stage, so pictures of that will come a wee bit later when it’s more than just a stockinette rectangle.

All the knitting is keeping me distracted while I wait back to hear from several design submissions, very, very impatiently, I might add. That, and I may be procrastinating just a bit on starting work on writing up my latest manuscript for work. (I’m at that stage where I just stare at the blank page on the screen… just waiting for something decent to pour out to get me started. That first sentence is always the hardest, isn’t it?)

Reading: I’ve moved on to the next novel in the Throne of Glass series, Heir of Midnight. I’m happily comfortable in the world Sarah J. Maas has built and I am looking forward to following these characters through their journey. I may not be in love with the series, but it’s good enough to keep me trapped there for a bit longer.

Watching: Fall TV season is here! I’m looking forward to the new Muppets show, the Heroes reboot, the final season of Downton Abbey, and the return of my guilty pleasure, Scandal. I kind of watch a bit of TV…

Andy and I also saw several movies at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but that’s a blog entry all on its own.

For now, I’ll just leave you with a little sneaky peeky at a sweater that I finished last weekend, just to get your curiosity peaked.

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Linking up with KCCO and yarn along.

4 Comments on Hello, beautiful…

  1. I love that yarn for a sweatshirt-inspired sweater! I love splatter-dyes so much, and that definitely sounds like the best way to use them on a large scale 🙂

  2. Ugh the first sentence is always so difficult! Once I got that one done I usually get into some sort of flow (I hope!). Your knitting looks sooo delicious, both that speckled sweater and the green sneak preview look fantastic!!!

  3. mmm I need to get some splatter dyed yarns in my life too, so gorgeous! It will make a beautiful sweater! Oh PHD writing, sounds daunting – best of luck!! And I ought to check out the Throne of Glass series 🙂 jenny xx

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