Spring Starts

It really is a season for planning and starting new things. Even though I’m not technically on the academic calendar anymore because I don’t have classes, it still governs life at a university, and I think it’s a natural rhythm in my life at this point. So in May, I’m ready to start fun new things.

I’ve started a woven alpaca wrap on my rigid heddle loom. I’m trying out a pattern using a pickup stick for the first time, and it was fairly intuitive to figure out (I could just use a 2 inch longer stick…). Warping took forever, but I’m excited to see how the project works up.

early May

I’ve also started knitting Damson, by Ysolda. I’m finally using some of the yarn Kara and I dyed back in February. I’m proud of myself for being brave enough to knit variegated and brave enough to finally knit with yarns off the favorite shelf. 🙂

early May


About Kristy Lamb

I recently finished my PhD in genetics at Yale and am currently a postdoc at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in NYC. I love science, people, and the fiber arts. We'll call it my muse. I taught myself to knit over Christmas break in 2002, when I was home from my sophomore year in college and was terribly bored. Despite starting with three big mistakes (very long aluminum needles, a very bad Coats & Clark how to knit book, and Lion Brand Homespun), I kept at knitting, even after that first 1/2 hour trying to tie a slipknot. Science...seems to be much the same process as the above.
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