Friday, June 26, 2015

WIP: Nusa

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Woomph! It's been a busy couple of weeks here at the Rat Castle. Unpacking, doing laundry, deep-cleaning the old place... blech. Luckily, we're getting close to being done with our old apartment, which means we can start focusing on the new place. We're already learning the quirks of our little house - the slightly tilted floors, the deadbolt that locks a certain way, the basement door that can't quite accommodate a full-sized couch through it - but even so, there's something really nice about caring for a place that we actually own. The other night after dinner, I cut down a thatch of blackberry canes underneath a bush in the front yard, and as dusk settled, I looked back at my work and felt a sort of pride for this lopsided piece of earth that I had coaxed into order. It's a new feeling, that pride, and one that I'm beginning to really enjoy.

(Edited to add: Speaking of Pride, the Supreme Court of the US ruled on Marriage Equality today, which nicely coincides with Pride weekend. I'm so happy and proud for my country, and so happy and proud for my LGBTQ dear ones, I hardly have words. So much love today!)

In between all of that, though, I've been working on the Nusa cowl sample - my contribution to the Three Fates Design Challenge - which I started sometime last week and have been steadily humming away on since. I've had to rip it back about 4 million times, specifically at that pesky color join, but now it's on its way! Now I have miles of striped stockinette to knit before I have to think again, thank goodness...

Happy Friday, and happy Pride, friends!


Kat Riddell said...

You certainly sound like you've been having a busy couple of weeks! The house stuff is so exciting-I always liked learning the quirks of my new apartments whenever I moved, and I imagine it must be more fun to settle into a place that's *yours.* Nusa is incredibly beautiful so far-it looks so light and floaty :)

Unknown said...

Oooh can't wait to see how it turns out :)
As for moving house - that's always exciting!