terra, tretorns, and everything in between.

Literally. See, I finally uploaded about thirty pictures from my camera, and they start with my progress on terra’s lace, and end with my new rain boots, acquired in a ridiculous end-of-winter clearance. Let the show and tell begin.

Terra. I’ve got less than ten rows remaining, but these are some loooong rows. I am so excited about this shawl, but it’s probably going to be mid-March before I finish it. And I’m okay with that.

Homemade pizza with local swiss chard that I picked, blanched, and froze at the end of fall. Making pizza for one means leftovers!

Idlewood in action. Again. This might be the most wearable sweater I’ve ever knit, and is part of the uniform I think I’m accidentally adopting. Part project fake-it-til-you-make-it, part I-really-hate-it-when-winter-slush-and-salt-soak-the-bottoms-of-my-jeans, I’m realizing that some combination of leggings, boots, shorter skirts or dresses and slouchy, layered sweaters seems to be what I’m wearing most days. Somehow it seems to fit with 29. I can’t explain it.

Boh has the right idea. Usually he gets up with me, but lately, as soon as I groan and turn off the alarm, he settles into some part of the warmth I’ve generated, and I get up to make the coffee. Cuteness.

Yes, that’s right. I received a valentine in the mail from dear friend E., and this is what I found when I opened the rather battered and clearly re-taped envelope. At least the candy thief opted to reseal and re-mail the envelope. The valentine is of course the part that matters to me, and the whole thing gave me a good laugh yesterday, which might have been just what I needed after a long day on campus. Plus, it gave me a great story to leave on E.’s voicemail.

Rubber rain boots. Necessary for spring. Also, for lake houses. (Yay!)

The madness of desk #2, above, is a good indication of how frazzled things are right now. I’m not sure about my posting frequency these next few months — I’ll be here, but there might be lots more of these disjointed “show and tell” style posts for awhile, and a little less knitting. And I’ve clearly been more than a little delinquent in the land of comments. I’m going to do my best, but I have no idea what I’ll have time and energy for. I’m planning to read until I can’t read anymore for the next six weeks, and then my exams begin. Let’s just agree that if all goes well, there will be lots more knitting, spinning, cooking, and blogging come May! Thanks for being here in the meantime.


9 thoughts on “terra, tretorns, and everything in between.

  1. I’ve just come back from the library with an equally scary pile of books for the next 6,5 weeks – but without an exam looming. Love the boots! And Boh rolling over into your warm spot – awww! Who steals candy out of Valentines??! Sending you good thoughts and lots of energy for the next weeks and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog :-)

  2. Love the idlewood outfit, so works for you. Where did you get the boots you are wearing with it? Mmmmm, pizza looks tasty too. Hope you aren’t quiet for long, I enjoy reading your posts.

  3. Agree on the Idlewood. It’s a mainstay in my wardrobe these days, too. Looks great on you!!!!
    Good luck with the reading. Hope to see a lot more of you (and the lake house) after exams.

  4. The picture of Boh in bed is taken from so high I think you might have been levitating. I wish my coffee were that good! ;)

  5. Rooster–that pizza just made my tummy grumble! Good luck with preparations for exams, I’ll definitely be thinking about you–hang in there! Btw, so excited to see your terra–it looks beautiful.

  6. Love the boots! I’ve been eying a pair of classic Tretorns for years. Good luck with the reading. You’re going to kick exam behind!

  7. I think it took me about as long to get rid of my stacks of exam books as it did to collect them all, but it was a much better feeling! Your patience with shawls and sweaters amazes me. I can’t wait to see the shawl, it’s looking really beautiful.

  8. You can do it!! All of it! Also, I admire your restraint … when I make pizza, there are never leftovers. Yay for new boots and cute dogs.

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