I was knitting on my Buttercup when I took this picture. (And we were on a break. Don’t worry; I don’t play with my phone during class.)
And here I am today, also knitting in our lecture hall. (Also on a break.)
And here’s the gin and tonic I made on Monday night. I’ve got a great bunch of students in the intensive summer session for rising high school seniors I’m TAing, but the schedule is exhausting. Yoga, a drink, and a front-row seat for sunset was exactly what I needed last night.
Look at my pretty swatch! It’s for a testknit for foxflat — a summer-weight, super sweet beret called Joyride. The yarn is a merino-tencel blend from back when I was a member of the Yarn Pirate Booty Club, with a bit of shine and lovely colors. In a sock pattern, it would be stripey, but in a slightly larger project, the first few rows are suggesting to me that it might look a bit colorblocked. I need to knit a little bit more to see what I think. If it’s too busy for the lacework, I’ve got a solid yarn that I think would be lovely in this pattern. More soon!
G&Ts are my favorite! Summer teaching can be intense — I taught a very intense (small) class of intermed. Latin a few summers ago, and a real camaraderie developed.
Looking forward to seeing how the beret shapes up!
Lovely, lovely, lovely! I hope the g&t was restorative and the TA-ing not too intense.
I am so excited to see how Buttercup comes out. It is such a sunny yellow!