After eight years, it finally happened: my beloved Black Arrow cardigan got a hole. I made up the pattern off a vintage Shetland argyle cardigan purchased at our next door neighbor's garage sale nearly 20 years ago and knitted it in Dalegarn Baby Ull. The button bands are too narrow, the back of the neck … Continue reading In Which I Don’t Actually Save the Planet
While the rest of the country gets snowed on, Phoenix is being blanketed in drifts of big yellow pollen from the mesquite trees. Sure, it looks pretty, but everyone is terribly allergic to it. I am terribly allergic to it: today my head feels like it's going to explode, my throat is scratchy, and my … Continue reading Death Pollen
(title thanks to the Handsome Furs) The apartment is clean, and I think I am ready for the new year. 2013 was ram-packed full of *stuff* Four library conferences. Three sweaters (you'll see the other two in a teensy bit). One ginormous blanket. My first Coachella. KITTENS More time with Melba, the best puppy in … Continue reading Here Comes the Future
Hello again everyone! Analog week is over, and I'm back. Normally, I'm not into stunts or fasts or tests of endurance, but going analog for a week was pretty awesome. I didn't go 100% analog: there was a day where I went online to apply for a job whose deadline was within analog week, and … Continue reading Back Online
School's out, the job has ended, the thermometer's rising, and I'm taking a week off. I'll be taking a vacation from blogging, too. Don't worry, though, I'll be back before you know it 😉 Have a great week, everyone!
Most everything is done blooming. Just the palo verde trees and the occasional cactus, like this little guy behind my building. My job is almost done with, too. I am trying to look at this positively, as a gift of knitting time and time with Melba, instead of The End. We'll see how well that … Continue reading Last of the Flowers