Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I've been having a sucky couple of days - silverfish in the bathtub, frustration at school, hardcore awful eczema that only seems to respond to steroids... the list goes on.  So, because I'm feeling a little too cranky for my own liking, here's a short list of things that I love and appreciate today.

copyright Joji Locatelli

1.  Joji Locatelli's June knitalong scarf, To Infinity and Beyond.  I love this pattern, and I think it looks gorgeous in a lightly variegated yarn.  I found it a few weeks ago on Ravelry and loved it, but forgot to favorite it... then completely forgot who designed it or what it was called.  With Lumberjack's help, I searched my web history (which was hard, because I troll patterns on Ravelry... a lot) and found it by searching KAL and cowl.  Win!

I think this skein of Dream in Color Smooshy With Cashmere is just the ticket to make a big, squishy pink-purple version of this cowl.


2.  Lists.


I wrote this list of all of the classwork I have to finish a few weeks ago, and have been steadily chipping away it since.  It's felt really good to get things finished.  It's also interesting that I feel so much better about myself and life in general when I have structure and goals.  I think that has been a big adjustment for me since graduating; where college was about living up to other people's expectations, post-grad life has been much more about figuring out what expectations I have for myself.  The last year has been hard in that way, but I think (hope?) there's been forward progress.

3.  Friends.


A few weeks ago, two different friends sent me wonderful things - one in the mail, and one home with Lumberjack from work.  A few weeks before that, one of my best knitting friends from college - who is currently living abroad - sent me a gift shawl pattern on Ravelry.  It made me feel really loved, and it made me miss them like crazy.

I've also been spending time with some really awesome women in both my new knitting group and my Issaquah knitting group, and I can't even say how much I enjoy hanging out with them every week.

Since moving and starting to work harder at school, I feel like I've been really sucking at giving back in these friendships, but I'm hoping that I can come back down to earth and be a good friend again soon.

4.  People who post silly animal pictures and videos on the intarwebs for all to enjoy.

cute rat picture does not belong to me... but still cute!

There - crankiness averted!


megan said...

That colorway is heavenly. <3 I agree with you about it being a wonderful color for that cowl!

Kudos for looking at the positive things in your life instead of dwelling on the negative! I know that can be awfully hard to do sometimes.

Papayamaya said...

If your eczema is on your hands like mine and aggravated by my constant knitting you may want to try Aveeno Eczema Care Cream. It usually stops the itching faster than steroids and helps with the dryness. It's amazing!