The Week March 13-19, 2017

Last week’s goals with progress indicated:

  • Knit 3 more wedges of my Aranami shawl.
    Done. Easy peasy.
  • Recreate the charts for Aspen so they’re all in one chart, not a handful of charts with different row counts, which is too much for me to keep track of. Plus for some reason I really enjoy lining boxes up on a grid in Adobe Illustrator so this will be fun for me.
    I started but didn’t finish doing this but I’m marking it done anyway. The resulting chart would’ve been waaaaay too unwieldy, so I’m sucking it up and following 3 charts at once for the sleeves. The back & fronts are going to be interesting because I think there are 5 charts to follow.
  • Go to TKD twice and find more patience for myself and the instructor. (Expecting myself to have mastery of something I’ve practiced once is unreasonable and expecting the instructor to know where I am & what I need by reading my mind is also unreasonable. Maybe my goal should be more about expectations than patience. Or both. Hmm.)
    I almost went 3 times but that ended up not working out. Maybe this week. And my patience level was better.
  • Add more photos to Society6 and ruminate on it more.
    I’m certainly good at ruminating.

In addition, I:

  • Mailed off another order for The Yarn Office. The secret to etsy success appears to be abandoning all hope and then orders will start coming in. Maybe.
  • Downloaded Duolingo and started learning German. And then I tested for Spanish because why not? So I’m learning German & Spanish to add to my French (half of my double major in college).

This week:

    • Knit 3 more wedges of Aranami. Here’s a new picture of it, just for kicks:


    • Continue with Aranami sleeves. Here’s a progress picture with my unwitting feline model, Jeff[rey Lebowski, the Dude]:

Owl Creek, Aspen

  • Go to TKD twice.
  • Keep learning how to spreche Deutsch and hablas Español and not get anything mixed up with le Français. Or Franglais.

11 responses to “The Week March 13-19, 2017”

  1. How have I missed the Yarn Office (what a great name, btw!); I love your space over on Etsy! And, as you know, I adore your lists. Well done on your progress!

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    1. Thank you for the list love – it’s very encouraging! And the Yarn Office … one of my boys started calling my office that after I took over our formal living room (and TBH, the dining room) with my desk & fiber stuff. 🙂

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  2. The knitting looks wonderful! Good luck with German – that was a language too far for me!

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    1. I’ve just gotten annoyed by only knowing only a few phrases, including “Ich bin ein Berliner!” thanks to JFK. 🙂

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      1. Yeah, not the most useful sentence. I remember the word for cake…..

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      2. Now *that’s* useful! I need to learn “I’ll have cake please!” in every language!

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  3. Ich spreche kein Deutsch (hopefully that’s right?) served me quite well when I was in Germany. I still remember all the bad words too… lol Spanish is my second language, but I hope some day to learn German for real.

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    1. It’s close enough for me! I need to learn more naughty words – I know one because a co-worker used it all the time instead of swearing in English.

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      1. haha – the first words to learn in any language, right?! 🙂

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  4. That intricate work is amazing especially in the dark grey, so hard to do unless there’s lots of light. Just beautiful

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    1. Thank you! Cables are fun to do, kind of addictive. 🙂


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