So after a relatively short time spent job hunting, I’ve just started a new job, and I’m in my second week. It is exhausting to get back to the 9 to 5 after 2+ years of grad school and slacking!! I’ll get used to it soon enough, but it’s a shock to the system to be getting up at 6:45, and returning home exhausted with very little energy left for anything else!! That said, some days are easier than others, and I’m enjoying the work!

Emily's Lace Ribbon Scarf

I still don’t have a functional digital camera, which is a bummer for the blogging – I don’t want to blog without pictures. However, I have one new project image – this scan of the Lace Ribbon Scarf (a free pattern from Knitty) I started as a knitting group project, because I wanted to have something relatively brainless and portable to take with me.

I’m really liking the pattern, and the finished result. I’m excited to see how it will look and feel after blocking, too. I’m using 2 lace weight yarns, one is an angora/nylon blend that I recycled and hand-dyed, and the other is Knit Picks bare merino lace that I hand-dyed. For the first half of the scarf, I held the 2 different yarns together, and then for the second half, after I ran out of the merino, I’m just knitting with 2 strands of the angora. More pics once I get a new camera!!

See also the yarns: the angora, and the merino lace, on Flickr.

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