Friday, July 10, 2020

Fiber on Friday

Yes, this is still a knitting blog. But first, thank you so much for your kind words and support about my work. I have helped some students get through school and into college, but I definitely feel like I mostly lose out to structural racism. Because Wisconsin's court system is all online, I can count 24 students who have been convicted of crimes -- most of felonies. All --100% -- of these students are Black or Latinx.

On to more cheerful things. The weather is moderate today, so I had a fabulous bike ride. I try to bike 3 or 4 mornings a week -- at least 35 minutes of hill repeats. I live in a glaciated part of Madison, so I don't have to go far. I actually live on a pretty steep hill.

I have an FO to share today. This is Kate's Poncho, which I finished in 90-degree weather. Even today, I can't stand to put it on to model it!
I made it with a now-discontinued Miss Babs worsted. It is going to get a lot of wear next winter! It is a very easy pattern, top down, nothing fancy. I shortened the neck because my neck is so sensitive to wool.

My daughter has enjoyed teasing for me 6 years about the fact that she doesn't need many knitted items as she lives in Miami. But, August 1 she will be moving to Denver! Mittens, hats, scarves! I could hardy be happier! When I asked her what color her winter coat is, she said, "I know why you're asking." She know me, all right.

I am working a pair of socks for her -- the Petty Harbour pattern on Ravelry:

It's a great and easy-to-memorize pattern.

I hope that we all have a calm and not-too-hot weekend!

10 comments:

  1. Not only does your daughter become more knitterly, BUT she will be closer to you too. I count that as a win/win.

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  2. It is so nice to have someone to knit for! I wish I had the patience to make a poncho. I used to wear one all the time back in the 60s. I still have it in fact but it's a rag. Araignee

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  3. How fun that you now get to knit plenty of wonderful things for your daughter. Stay safe in beautiful Wisconsin.

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  4. The raspberry poncho is a beauty and will be fun to wear from a Fall through Spring.

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  5. Getting to knit for your daughter is so exciting! Love the socks!

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  6. Beautiful work! Socks made by you!! That is very special. I do make some crochet things for my daughter and grand daughter. Lovely poncho!

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  7. What an amazing poncho--love the color and the textures! I'm glad daughter will need woolens and is closer--wonderful!

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  8. Isn't Denver closer??? How exciting and you can now knit with wild abandon. I read 'just mercy' and it changed all my views on the criminal justice system and how horribly unfair it is.

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  9. Love the socks and the poncho! Both are fun. HOw nice that your daughter will be a little closer to you AND that you can now knit for her!!

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  10. Such nice knits and how nice you can now knit for your daughter. Like Vera wrote, she will be a little closer now. As a long distance Mom myself, I know that every mile closer counts. As for the commenting, I certainly understand. It is time consuming.

    I am so sorry for your students. They are lucky to have you. Thank you for speaking some painful truths.

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