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2016 has not been a great year for knitting so far. Sure I've knitted some hats, but I haven't had anything on the needles that really inspired me. I've liked the hats, but the pullover has been long neglected and I only just now finished one sock out of a pair that I started last fall. I think that goes on record as the longest I've ever taken to knit a sock. 

This shouldn't be surprising. I was in charge of my preschool's big fundraiser, which weighed on me for a whole year. It's finally done and while I'm happy it's over and the money has been raised, it's taking a lot longer than I'd like to regain my sense of self and what I want from the world. Before I took this job I was in charge of a burgeoning non-profit organization and kicking butt here. A year later the organization has taken off on its own (there was no way that I could have done both) and I feel disconnected from the knitting and blogging that I love to do. It's been hard to figure out what to knit, forget about what to write. 

So I took some time to binge watch GIRLS and Vikings. I finished that one sock, which mainly needed a toe and kitchener stitch to complete. I ate cheese and drank wine. And I cleaned my room to prepare for this one thing:

The dream chair:

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I've been drooling over this chair for months. From the moment I saw it in the store I knew the exact place it needed to be: in the corner of my room. Until recently this corner had been full of auction items for that fundraiser, so it feels great to see a comfy and cute chair in that spot instead. It also encourages me to keep my room clean. I do not want to see dirty laundry on this chair. No sir. Lucky for me I was able to find one on Craigslist (can you hear the thrift angels singing for me?)

But the chair is missing something. A small throw pillow, which I think I'm going to knit with this:

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It's Darn Good Yarn Sari Silk Ribbon. It will knit up nice and chunky and provide a nice texture contrast with the chair. I'm going to have to make up the pattern myself because there isn't much online for chunky silk knitted pillows. I am interested in doing a unique stitch pattern possibly like the one used here in the One More Skein book. However I do only have one skein of this yarn and it needs to go farther so I might just stick with a simple stockinette. 

Huh. Here's a revelation. I feel more and more myself just writing this one blog post. 

Stay tuned for more.

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