A Chair to Knit In

Virginia Woolf said every woman needs a room of her own.

True that.

More so, every knitter needs a chair (or sofa) to knit in. A good one–a chair that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside and brings you to your happy spot.

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I have a favorite knitting nook at home, which I will save for sharing in another post. These past several weeks visiting Hawaii, our rental vacation home has a particularly sunny chair that I will dearly miss when our trip ends. The room is wall to wall windows on all sides, and I just can’t get enough.

It’s my dream in life to live in a glass house. My husband, on the other hand, would rather live in a cave. We’re good that way.

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I am solar powered.

If it isn’t sunny, I am probably in a piss poor mood.

As in, give me chocolate or get the hek out of my way.

Or else.

But when it’s sunny, I am all sunshine and roses. Anything is possible. I soak it in with my very being. I am my best self. All I want to do is make a killer cocktail, buy a lottery ticket, and hope for the best.

That, in a nutshell, is why I loathe winter. Not only is it cold, but it is dark.

I digress.

DSC_0067Currently on the needles in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (Golden Hickory colorway): a new cowl pattern I am developing based on the Twist Shawl I recently released. I have a hunch I may need to do a second modified version, which is common with my design development process. The edges are rolling more than I had hoped. Rolled edges are a pet peeve of mine.

Basically it’s rolled edges, coworkers wheezing at the office, people who publicly spit tobacco chew into a bottle (gross!), and long lines at the grocery story that get my goat. Among other things.

I am eager to block it when I get home and see if the slight rolling is improved.

Rarely am I so lucky.

On the bright side, I love the colorway. I love all those spice-colored pigments. Turmeric meets coriander meets cumin.

Or something like that.

In the meantime, it’s nap time around that parts, which means I have the All Clear to go sit in that chair and try to wrap up my project.

Hallelujah.

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