knitting, school

keeping memories alive

I’ve consolidated my knitting posts into this blog, which hopefully means that there’ll at least be some more posts here, rather than long silences punctuated by random spurts of posting.

I’ve fallen out of the habit of knitting (tbqh, I’ve fallen out of most habits that don’t involve school and/or stress these days), but my aunt recently gave me back a shawl I had given to my grandmother, whopassed away in January, and my aunt thought I may want to have something of Gran’s. There was a hole where the shawl got snagged and the yarn snapped, and I wanted to fix it, so I unraveled the plain thread that was used to patch it up. The hole was a bit too big to just sew up, so I decided to rip the shawl up to the hole, splice the yarn, and redo the frogged bit.

The shawl is a Swallowtail, which means nupps, which are kind of a pain in the ass, but which also look pretty cool. I don’t actually find them all that difficult, just fiddly, but it’ll be nice to get the shawl back in working order again. Of course, summer’s coming, so I probably won’t get a chance to wear it for the next few months, but at least it’ll give me something to do in those moments where my brain refuses to engage in one more second of that whole “thinking” thing.

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