Life Lately v.05

It’s been a while since my last Life Lately post and so much has happened! I think I’m going to start scheduling these quarterly so that I don’t have a huge dump every time I post one. So here’s what I’ve been up to behind the scenes since October!

Rhinebeck | Grainline Studio
Rhinebeck | Grainline Studio
Rhinebeck | Grainline Studio
Rhinebeck | Grainline Studio

This year I went to Camp Workroom Social as an assistant and ended up teaching last minute with my friend Erin which was stressful but also super fun! I have zero photos of camp but I do have some of the New York Sheep & Wool Festival which I attended with friends the weekend after camp! It was so overwhelming – between all the people, sheep, yarn and food I went crowd blind in approximately 5 minutes. My only yarn purchase was some awesome grey Sawkill Farm DK weight yarn, though I also snagged a skein of the new Kelbourne Woolens Andorra in the most perfect almost black color. I had so much fun road tripping there with friends and staying in our “nordic” air bnb – though I didn’t enjoy the all black stairwell lit by a single low watt Edison bulb. Took one for the team there!

Recent Knitting | Grainline Studio
Recent Knitting | Grainline Studio
Recent Knitting | Grainline Studio
Recent Knitting | Grainline Studio

I seem to have amassed way too many knitting projects over the past few months which is pretty much stressing me out nonstop. I finished up my Exeter and apparently thought that since that sweater only took 2 months I was that fast of a knitter all the time? Or maybe I just forgot what I already had? Whatever happened I need to remedy this situation asap! Typically I have 2 projects going at once, a sweater and a pair of socks or a hat for when I need a small portable project. I’ll probably post about this more later to get my head around how I’m going to tackle this issue à la Karen’s Queue Check posts.

Los Angeles | Grainline Studio
Los Angeles | Grainline Studio
Los Angeles | Grainline Studio
Los Angeles | Grainline Studio
Los Angeles | Grainline Studio
Los Angeles | Grainline Studio

The holidays happened and I have zero photos of them, but to start off the New Year Jon and I took a quick trip to LA! He was playing and I needed a break from the sub zero temperatures plaguing the country. My favorite parts of the trip were hanging out at Zuma Beach & Point Dume watching brown pelicans and then seeing the Huntington Gardens. The gardens were amaaaaazing, and reminded me a ton of the southern relative to the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC. My only regret is that I forgot my binoculars, but when I was packing somehow they didn’t come to me as a must have item for Los Angeles!

And that’s what I’ve been up to. Well some of it, the interesting parts at least!

7 replies on “Life Lately v.05

  • Denise

    Hi, I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed this post. I was glad to hear you had no pics from camp, which probably sounds weird, to a blogger from a blog reader. Maybe it was bc you suddenly became the teacher vs the assistant at camp, but sometimes situations change and it’s more important to fully be in your experience. It sounds like a lovely fall and early winter, thanks for sharing!

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    • Jen

      Thanks! Yeah it was a bit stressful (bc I’m the type of person who only feels comfortable being completely over-prepared) but also really fun. It seems like lately I’m less and less interested in social media because it gets in the way of the fun!

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  • Anne Louise Bannon

    Loved the slice of life and share your angst about too many projects going at once. But binocs being a necessity in L.A.?? Being an Angeleno, I don’t entirely get that, except for being at the beach. Glad you liked the Huntington Gardens. It’s a pretty amazing place.

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    • Jen

      Haha, as a lover of birds I wish I had them for that reason. You guys have a lot of birds that we don’t have in the Midwest and it would have been awesome to get a look at them up close!

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  • Annie

    Oh, love the Huntington Gardens, not least because my husband and I had our first date there.
    Love reading about all your exciting doings. What fun.

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  • ElaineChicago

    Glad you all are back in Chi-town and freezing with the rest of us!! We’re so lucky to have our knitting/spinning/sewing to carry us through the dark days of winter. I, too, like a “few” projects going at the same time. How’s Oaty’s sweater coming along? For doggie sweaters to die for check out arnoldstaffzenegger on IG. Amazing!

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