American Wool Series

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Updates and an FO

I've been a bit lackadaisical about posting here lately so I thought I'd bring y'all up to speed on what's been happening at chez ErinB.

  • Mr. B got laid off at the end of October
  • I got a new job that starts on Monday
  • I had my grad school interview a week ago
  • Thanksgiving
  • Planning Little A's birthday party
That list is super concise and I think that belies the fact that all of those things happening at approximately the same time makes me feel really crazy and nervous about everything. I can manage one or two major events at a time without feeling overwhelmed but when no single aspect of my life is stable (rather, everything is in flux at once) I get a little....stabby. 

But what this also means is that I've been adhering to my gift knitting to-do list since it's structured and creates focus for my knitting while the rest of my life is off-kilter. Without further ado, proof of my knitting steadfastness.

Pattern: Hedera by Cookie A
Yarn: Tosh Sock in Port (this color is sadly discontinued)
Needles: US #1 (2.25 mm) Hiya Hiya Sharps
Mods: None. I knit these exactly as written for the 60 stitch size. I was worried that these would be too small for the recipient but they fit my slightly larger foot fine even if they're too short for my foot.


  1. Ugh, that is a whole lot of happenings at Chez Erin. Good and bad. Sorry to hear about the man getting laid off. That is horrible! Good news on your new job starting tomorrow. I have to say that is a lot on your plate You always manage to pull through and still knit, which blows me away.
    Keep sane Erin! XO

  2. Sorry to hear about the layoff. We experienced that earlier this year and it was so incredibly stressful. I hope Mr. B gets a better gig SOON. Congrats on your new job and hope the interview went well. *deep breath*