Wednesday, July 07, 2021


 and the living is easy. 

A little too easy. I don’t know why I expect anything different. I do this every summer. I taught summer school this year so that pushed the usual process into summer even further than in the past. Typically, I make a huge push to support students as much as possible to get to graduation. Then they graduate and that day was so, so amazing this year. I got to meet students I’ve come to know and love in person for the first time. It was exhilarating and exhausting for this social introvert. Then summer school…meh. A whole lot of calling, texting, and offered support and only tepid reception. 

I had such plans, big plans, for designing, writing, and knitting at least two series. Remember the series I thought I’d complete last summer? It released in January. Oy. I still have big ideas, just not much energy. Somebody please remind me every June that this is how it goes:

  1. Finish school and graduation.
  2. Get excited about “all the time I’ll have” and come up with sixty kabillion ideas. 
  3. Settle on a couple and feel they’re “doable.”
  4. Write down notes.
  5. Sleep ten hours a day in June.
  6. Play WoW for ten hours a day in June.
  7. Eat for three hours a day in June.
  8. Take a shower and attend to personal hygiene for one hour a day in June…maybe.
  9. Attend a conference or take a class in July. 
  10. Wonder where all the summer free time went mid-July.
  11. Realize school starts up again two weeks after we return from a planned vacation for four days late July.
  12. Get excited to go back to school.
  13. Don’t sleep the night before.

I suppose I should modify my design outlook to:

  • Finish the Punk Rock Pattern series  

In the meantime, here’s actual knitting on the Klee for me by Bonne Marie Burns.

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