I was swept away with the knitalong excitement over on the Spud & Chloe blog and just had to join in the fun. But first I had to wait for my yummy watermelon yarn to come in the mail. Then there was the obligatory but somewhat tedious gauge swatch. So glad I took the time for the swatches, as I had to drop down two needle size stitches from the size #7 needles being used by our fearless knitalong leader, Susan B. Anderson. The lady at a local yarn store told me that if you knit Continental style, as I do, your gauge will be looser. Good to know. Note to self: always do a gauge first. Even if it delays new-project gratification. Worth the wait.
Meanwhile, there’s been a lot of career excitement around here. Within a few short weeks of graduating with my MFA, I was interviewing for an adjunct position at my new alma mater.