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Goodness, work was exciting today.

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You are allowed to do stuff just because you want to.

Even if it uses up all your spoons/matches.

Even if it leaves your exhausted and broken the next day.

Even if you need to let other stuff slide a bit while you recover.

You are allowed to have fun, to go out, to take a day once in a while and do what you want with it.

Being #disabled, or #chronicallyill, or a #parent, etc doesn't mean you can't take time for you.

(I needed to hear this today, so I figured other folks might too.)

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SkyKnit! Read about a collaboration between the LSG knitters of Ravelry & a neural network algorithm
aiweirdness.com/post/173096796

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Boost if you're just tired

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Test knit of the Gordes pattern, so far. The final sock will be single-color.

Okay. Now that I am past the very tedious Cuff section, the Main Chart is actually going well.

Marking up the Gordes sock pattern.

Dear knitting pattern desgners:

I would genuinely love for charts to have the row number on both the left and right sides of the chart. When I am reading across to the end of a complicated row, it would really help. Thank you.

OKAY. Trying Hunter Hammersen's Gordes sock pattern from Silk Road Socks. This has solidified my suspicion that I enjoy left-cross cables and find right-cross cables tedious.

Reading this to look for a state-fair-winning sock pattern to knit.

I've spent two weeks knitting the first three inches of this one pattern. Not, I think, because it is too hard, but because I just dislike it intensely.

I think I need to give up on this pattern and try my next candidate.

So, I am working on my Mn State Fair knitting entry. (I got 5th place last year in texture-work/hat andI was THRILLED.) I was thinking some texture-work socks. (Socks and mittens/gloves are where the tough competitors enter.) So I am test-knitting various complicated sock patterns this spring, in order to determine what pattern I want to knit in my merino/yak sock yarn.

Not talking much about knitting on here recently because our house remodel starts on Monday and we are packing EVERYTHING.

The house remodel begins in March 19th. The kitchen will be demolished first.

Yesterday: Took down most of the art.

Today: Cleaned space in the garage for a wood pallet. Packed a number of books. Packed two bags of books for donation. Moved dog food to living room.

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So, I am looking for a pattern for a winter hat, adult sized, super-bulky yarn, some sort of texture work. I have the yarn already. I've tried a couple of patterns and they don't seem to actually look that good in super-bulky, despite saying that they are.

Any recs? Do you have a super-bulky yarn winter hat pattern that looks good?

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Because I am apparently sharing this on all the platforms...

The official-but-not-licensed pattern for Nakia's Infinity Scarf from Black Panther has been posted on Ravelry by costumer Jeff Gillies by request of costume designer Ruth Carter. Super cool! #knitting ravelry.com/patterns/library/n