Bear!

Last night I finished a bear! This is Grayle, another one named for a character from Dr. Who.


I like the kind of retro vibe that the pea green gives to the rainbow color scheme.

Jury Duty knitting

All week I was lucky- my jury group didn’t need to report to duty. But after a super fun mom’s night out last night, I called the jury instructions and was told to come in this morning. 

This morning I scrambled to find something mindless to knit on wooden needles (in case metal were taboo- why didn’t I do my research???).  I grabbed some size 9s and two different yarns on my way out the door. In my ravelry queue I found Barley, a simple hat by tincanknits, and casted on as soon as I sat down. Thank goodness I’d tossed a random ball of cascade 220 into my backpack as well, because the first yarn wasn’t looking good in that pattern. 

Anyway, after a pretty boring morning, I had a great start on this hat, and by the end the day, ta-da!


I have to go back to jury duty on Monday, and I’ll be better prepared, knitting-wise.

P.S. I got new glasses! They’re not too hipster, are they? 😜😳🙄

Stash exchange/true confessions

Yesterday, after a very rainy soccer playoff match (the Girl and her team did great but did not advance), I attended my knitting group’s annual stash exchange!

I ended up taking home about the same amount of goods as I had brought, but most went into fabric or bear yarn stash, so basic yarn-wise, I came out ahead. Here’s a bit of my booty:

Bulky cowl for school fundraiser?!

I’m thinking entrelac!

Bedspread for the Girl!

Cute stuff!!!!!


I was feeling good about not having taken too much home when a mom friend from preschool put out the word that she needed yarn for a parent-led activity. I snagged some of the leftover yarns from stash exchange for her today and ended up with a bit more bear yarn for myself:

Bears for YEARS!


It was a good time, and I’m excited to knit and sew up my new acquisitions! 

Pussy hats, DC version

The first pussyhats I knitted were for my cousin and her family, who are currently on their way to D.C.


And about a week ago, I gave a knitting lesson to someone (a hardworking immigrant mom, with a son who has really depended on the ACA for his *survival*) to make pussyhats for herself and others for the D.C. march. I’m happy to say she’s done great!


I love this project, and am looking forward to showing you our SF versions in a few days. ✌️ ❤️ 🌈