1. Christmas knitting has begun.

    This is for my mother. It is a cowl, it is one continuous braided cable (my first time doing cables). I put in the white because I ran out of blue, but I kind of like the weird chunk of random color, so I’m going to make a lot of these cowls like that. The pattern is Clara’s Cowl by Gretchen Ronnevik.

     
  2. I finally finished the button band and the sewing up of my first cardigan.

    Honestly, its not very good. The sleeves didn’t fit on right but I forced them, and the button band didn’t fit on right, but I forced it. Turns out I’m pretty crappy at the whole thing, but I think what matters is that I did it. Chad had a sweater like this when he was really young and hasn’t ever been able to find another one. He’s been trying to find someone to make one for him for years now. This sweater is the reason I felt motivated to finally teach myself knitting. So even though the craftsmanship isn’t exactly fantastic and the whole thing is made out of acrylic because I can’t afford to make him a nice sweater with nice yarn, its still… made. I suppose this is one of those “its the thought that counts” things.

    Since starting on this sweater I’ve gotten a lot better at knitting, and I think maybe one day I will try again with nice yarn and more skill. But for now this will do, and if he is happy then I am happy.

    Plus its finally fucking finished and I can pick up other projects without a sinking pit of guilt and despair in my stomach. That’s pretty cool.

     
  3. I’m makin’ socks y’all! Its thicker yarn and my first attempt so they’re dinky and too fluffy to wear with shoes but they are very soft and 100% cotton and a present for a friend who I do not think will mind the dinky-ness.

    I’m hoping to get real sock needles soon after a pair or two more of these worsted weight ones (for practice) and then start making real and very nice socks. Its about time to start my Christmas knitting anyway.

     

  4. A personal essay about place.

    "So Whose Complaining: the Grand Tour"

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  5. I made a mouse for my friend’s cat’s birthday. I will make another for my own cat very soon.

     
  6. I redid this hat 

    which was supposed to be a rip off of this hat

    and I think the second one came out almost perfect. Its a little pointy in comparison but I’m happy and I think the person I am giving it to will be happy too.

     
  7. PAL PAL

    Hand-carved in linoleum, hand-printed in pink on drawing paper.

    I recently was approached about selling some of my knitting in a local boutique here in Savannah and figured it was about time I started “branding” myself, so this is what I came up with for my “logo” thing.

    This is just a rough draft of sorts. In a couple of weeks I’ll have access to an actual press, so things should be a lot smoother once I can print on better paper with a press. The next step is to design a stencil for the shape of my tags. I should probably look into a website too, but I’m okay with this dinky tumblr for now.

    Its fun to get serious about yourself~

     
  8. Yesterday, I bought beer for myself for the very first time. And by “for myself” I mean for the first time without considering anyone else in the purchase, without considering if anyone else would want that kind of beer or if I should get more just in case. It was the first time I went to the store, wanted some beer, and bought it without the aid of someone who was of age. I haven’t felt so powerful in a long time, and so I documented it.

    Yesterday, I finished a beanie I’d been working on for a few days. Its a present for a friend and I rushed it so that I could get it to her faster, so it’s actually a lot smaller than I would have wanted. I still have tons of the same yarn though so I am going to try again and not rush it and make it the length and size I want and give her the right one at a later date.

    Yesterday, I got a raise, started an embroidery project, knitted a headband, and picked up the last piece of Chad’s cardigan for the first time in nine million years.

    As of today I am a senior in college, working two jobs, living by myself, and buying my own god damn beer. I’m doin’ alright, thanks for asking.

     
  9. A bush outside my window, the alley house, 2014.

    Film.

     
  10. An evening view from my window, the alley house, 2014.

    Film.