round and round.

Apologies for the radio silence over here, folks. It’s been a crazy week or so — getting that draft of a chunk of the first chapter of my dissertation “ready” for a departmental colloquium happening later this week, teaching, and even a research trip (which, happily, meant not just super busy days at the archive, but also time spent hanging out with Mick of Much-Adored).

The only pictures I’ve been taking lately have been of documents, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been knitting — and I’ve got significant progress on my Lilac Wine cowl to prove it. I thought the 1×1 rib of this pattern would be annoying to knit, but instead I’m finding it incredibly soothing. It goes slower than stockinette, of course, but I don’t think I mind!

Here it is on a pile of books I should read. (For scale.) I can’t believe it is already almost mid-April. More soon!

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5 thoughts on “round and round.

  1. Listened to Rep. Tim Ryan yesterday about his new book “A Mindful Nation” where he talks about meditative mindfulness as a way to reduce stress in our lives. Pretty sure the slow repetitive knitting is one way to accomplish that. It’s a nice way to balance your busy-ness. (Is that even a word?)

  2. With this pile of books a spot of soothing knitting could come in handy :-) Lovely cowl! There are similare piles (yep, plural :( ) of books waiting for me and the fact that it’s already April has the potential to drive me into a panic attack…

  3. Yay for soothing knitting! And can’t we all just agree that it’s not April yet? I’d like March back, personally.

  4. Oooh, pretty! Sounds like you need some soothing knitting these days…hope the craziness dies down!

    By the way, how AMAZING is your handspun in the last post?! I may have gasped a little bit.

    I would also like to eat that entire pan of millet fried rice right now, please. :)

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