Starts with a trip down the loveliest rabbit hole!
Clara started it, but that led me to this and this and finally this! These kids… PURE JOY (and you can believe me when I tell you that because joy has been a scarce commodity in my life these days!!)
Perhaps, a trip down a rabbit hole is the perfect thing for today since I spent much of the weekend with things on repeat!
I could not get enough of this and I listened to it several times on Saturday and again on Sunday.
Which led me to “Google” Pádraig Ó Tuama and I discovered he has a twitter account! (My twitterverse just grew infinitely richer!)
Ode to Patrick Swayze
‘the perfect proletarian / butt in the black pants of you’
Oh Tishani Doshi, what a genius you are.
This, from Tishani Doshi’s brilliant ‘Girls are Coming Out Of The Woods’ published by that force of poetry that is @BloodaxeBooks pic.twitter.com/zIxjC9dLoV
— Pádraig Ó Tuama (@duanalla) April 6, 2020
I finished Clue One of the Genius of Romi! My brain loved every bit of everything I thought I could not understand – that is until I broke it down and just did what the direction said to do, and not worry about that next step until its turn. (I am knitting this with a heavy-lace weight yarn and a bit of a smaller needle than the pattern calls for, but oh my do I love this start!)
I also did some “repeats” knitting and finished a long lingering UFO* (I saved the pattern in 2015 and I think I cast on shortly thereafter, but never started a project page.) Today, a good soak and some blocking to reveal the beauty! (My yarns are about a half a ball of Zauberball Crazy – in the colorway that the designer used, and almost an entire hank of Lorna’s Laces sock yarn.) There was something entirely satisfying about knitting alternating repeats of welts and wedges.
I hope you enjoy these rabbit holes! Happy Monday!
Lovely shawls Kat! So glad you pinned out the mystery one – that is GORGEOUS!!! I’m in work-mode this a.m. – have a conference call in 15 minutes – but the sun is out and I hope I can get out at lunch time for a good hour-long walk. Clearing the cobwebs…always a good thing!
Beautiful shawls, both of them! I do love that moment when you stop questioning and puzzling and just do what the directions say. It happens to me when I am crocheting snowflakes and it’s kind of miraculous. Your linked episode of On Being also contains some miracles of its own. So much poetry has really spoken to me lately, and I’m going to download the podcast so I can listen to this one. Thanks, Kat!
And now I’m really glad that I caved… I hope to cast on today! But first, I need to sew up some face masks.
That IS a lovely start! I can’t wait to see this mystery unfold. (Romi is a Master.)
Those kids are just terrific! I really enjoyed that so much. Thanks for the links! I wish I was a good knitter or crocheter but I am not. I did some quilting today so that is something but I think I may have to watch a few videos and start some easy yarn projects… Looks so pretty!
Thanks for the post!
Rabbit holes are a blessing when they show up like this! I am so glad you found some joy … and thank you for sharing Romi’s mystery WIP. I am now 100% confident I made the right decision to NOT join in … love that I might be able to knit it later. xo.
The shawls are lovely. I do believe that this is an extended shawl season. I enjoy On Being. Krista Tippett is such a thoughtful interviewer and something about her voice is so calm.
Both shawls look beautiful! I haven’t listened to that On Being yet — I’m so far behind on it!
I hope you have a great week.
Falling down rabbit holes, especially when they lead to happy things, is a very good way to pass the time right now. I’m glad your knitting is keeping your brain busy right now — the Romi shawl is stunning, not that I’m surprised!
Ooooh, that first clue of the shawl is gorgeous!
What a great pattern! Just added to my queue, which is now longer than the coastline of South America.
Wow, both of those are lovely!