I made socks! They've come out pretty nicely, all things considered... #knitting
I have a short story out today, which is amazing: https://magazine.metaphorosis.com/story/2019/never-fade-away-claire-simpson/
(CW for abuse and child death)
I am very excited because I have a short story coming out next month:
Grumbling, transphobia mention (~) Show more
Note to self: just block the transphobes without engaging. Even when they're someone you used to respect. Sigh
My left index finger is just in the sensitive stage of developing a callus at the tip. This is because I keep using it to push down on the point of the right knitting needle when sliding the stitch off. I don't think it's helpful but I fear I'm stuck with the habit. #knitting
Have had much advice and encouragement on the subject of #knitting socks, so many thanks. Unfortunately, the project is briefly on hold as I realised the kid is supposed to go to school on Tuesday in 60s fancy dress so now I have to spend the weekend making a mini dress for her
Would I be crazy to choose socks as a first #knitting project? They appeal because they're relatively small and I can wear them even if they come out a bit wonky because no one will really see them
Decided to have another try at knitting, to see if years of crochet had made me any better at controlling the tension (always my bugbear in the past)
After a number of false starts it seems to be going okay, although I can't help thinking it would be easier to pull the yarn through if the needles had hooks on the end...
It's not been blocked, but I have finally finished my Manic Miner filet #crochet Retro computing and yarn craft. What's not to like?
Me: Should maybe start considering what to write for NaNo in November so I have time to plan
Brain: Something about time travel!
Me: That's not an idea. Gonna need way more detail than that to even consider it
Brain: A comedy about time travel and giant robots!
Me: ...why would you think that was helpful?
Finally got around to actually setting the sleeves in the toile this weekend. Just pinned and tacked for the moment but they seem good. When I put it on (carefully) the sleeves were long enough and with the front closed I could still do a chicken dance and put my hands in the air like I just didn't care
The Good Place (season finale mild spoilers) Show more
It's supposed to be funny, dang it. It's my happy place at the end of the week. But, but, but... *weeps*
COBOL programmer. Tend to assume I'm the smartest in the room. Write like I'm running out of time. She/her.
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