But I’m finally here! Shiny new website, folks. I can’t say enough good things about Dreamhost’s live support chat. Seriously. They took care of just about everything you’re looking at right now and it took them about 10 minutes each time I turned to them after struggling for a few hours to figure it out on my own. (Though in some cases I did actually figure it out, I just didn’t know how to do it, so I’m still very smart.)
If you’ve followed me here from the old site, thanks for stopping by. If you’re one of the lovely people who has made arrangements to follow the old blog, don’t forget to update your bookmarks/favorites/subscriptions appropriately so you can now follow the new one. I promise I will continue to provide all the yarn, yoga and cooking content you’ve come to expect.
In fact, let’s jump right into some of that, shall we? These are my two main projects right now, a Grownup Bonnet in Malabrigo Merino Worsted and some ribbed Crazy Zauberball socks.
The Grownup Bonnet is going quite quickly but it’s turning into Frankenstein’s Scarf just a bit. The scarf knit up quickly but was just too short. I’m attempting to knit some extra length and graft, but my attempt on the first end is a bit scar-y. I’m going to see how the other side goes before I decide what to do about the first. Also the hood edge might be a bit too ruffly but I’ve already woven in and seamed over the cast-off end so I don’t know what I can do to fix that.
The socks are making me very happy but the best part about them is the needles they’re on. Those are 1.5 mm Knitter’s Pride Karbonz. I think I have finally found needles that are sturdier than bamboo but don’t make my shoulders seize up like metal. I can finally knit my Zauberball! (The need for needles like this has kept me from being able to knit with thinner sock yarns because I’m such a loose knitter that 2 mm needles don’t give me a sturdy enough fabric.) Now all I need is for them to not snap in half like wood and I will have new favorite needles and spend all my money on lots and lots of these. And it will be amazing.
That’s it for the yarn right now. The winter CSA has started so there is much cooking (cranberry bread! cranberry bread!! CRANBERRY BREAD!!!). And I’m hoping to have some yoga news by the end of the month. I shall return to chronicle all the excitement as it unfolds.