Across the street from us for the past twenty years, there has been a row of majestic crimson maples. Today, they are getting cut down, and we are sad. I suppose if a new sewer/water main system is necessary, it's necessary ... but the view will take a long time to be the same, if ever it is the same.
Life continues on. The knitting patterns I needed to write last week still need to be written this week. There's no deadline, so it is just a matter of me determining to sit down and write them. I'm knitting a cute pair of slippers (Noomi) out of stash yarn, and didn't make it through the first outer slipper before starting to mentally rewrite the pattern. I have lots of ideas, and am beginning to wonder how many pairs I will knit before I settle on The Ideal Slipper. One-piece, or sewn? Twined, or not? Garter, or stockinette? Tossing felting into the mix will require a good bit of size change. The originals call for slight felting, but they're too small in circumference to begin with, so I am not planning to follow that part of the directions.
Three students have signed up for a minicourse I am teaching on twined knitting. I'm excited to see their swatches!