Summer is here.  And I have once again confirmed that I am one of those people who does not deal well with changes to routine.  I’m cranky like a fussy baby with a dissertation to write.  Also, it’s hot here.

Let’s just say I’m glad to be leaving next week.  The trip is nerve-racking — so much to accomplish, so little time! — but someone reminded me yesterday evening that it’s supposed to be exciting! and fantastic!  I’m trying to stay with that enthusiasm.  Because it will be awesome.  And nerve-racking.

So, welcome.


In knitting news, the sunset/ frank ochre stripe study was a bust.  It’s just not right somehow — too much orange, too much contrast, too much bright … something is off.  As Eileen mentioned, “a lot of look” and that pretty much describes it.  Too much look.  So I ripped.

To remedy the problem, I ordered another shade of Malabrigo: sauterne.  This is the look I was going for: yellow on yellow.  And the pattern really is lovely to knit.  So lovely that I bought different lines as well … perfect travel knitting.  Without a doubt.



If the yarn arrives in time, of course.


4 thoughts on “nope.

  1. Here’s hoping the yarn fairy comes quite soon! I love the “Yellow on Yellow” look.

    Heading across the pond sounds delightful! Wishing you all the best. I truly am a bit jealous — my work just doesn’t require any overseas travel right now, as nice as it would be to get away.

  2. ooh, a research trip tp Europe – lovely! (If you happen to pass by Germany I’d be willing to treat you to a coffee 😉 ) The stripes look good, I’ve just ordered a second colour to cast on for Stripe study as well but I’m settling for a vivid dark blue and apple green (just ordered). Also, I have to admit I’m a bit jealous as well – the only research trip I forsee for my PhD will be a journey to Cologne (half an hour by train 😦 ) Have fun!!!

  3. May your happy knitting ensure happy research and adventures. I’m slowly returning from hibernation — just as you are heading out! Hope you have a great trip. Boh sends happy thoughts to Alice.

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