A Queer Knitting Club

As I said in my post about my plans for 2018, I moved to a new city and I want to meet people! To be precise, queer people and knitters, sewists etc. So in order to make this plan reality, I created a little flyer and a Facebook group for this Queer/Feminist Knitting Club that is about to start here in Nantes. Join!

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A Knitted Patchwork Blanket

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I started knitting this blanket last year, before The Big Moving, as one part of reducing my wool stash (other parts meant giving yarn to friends and donating to a kids art school). So it looks like I have been really loving those natural brown-beige-grey-black-white natural alpaca colors and was lucky enough to have a lot of leftovers. So I started knitting pieces for a knitted patchwork blanket.

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Another No Frills Sweater!

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This is the last project of 2017 and the first finished one of 2018. I knitted the No Frills Sweater by PetiteKnit before, so it was a quite straightforward sweater, perfect for Christmas holiday travels and cozy evenings in front of the TV. It’s the (late) Christmas present for my girlfriend, and the only modification she requested is a mock neck with a folded neckband, like I saw on another No Frills Sweater on Ravelry.

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Looking Back on 2017, Looking Forward to 2018

2017 has been an intense year, politically and also personally for me. I spent most of the year writing my Master thesis while working a part-time job, which was not easy at all and definitely not a nice process. I got a medium grade, which was a sad ending to a Master (in Gender Studies) that I largely enjoyed. So I am not a student anymore, and for now, not hunting after deadlines and not writing pages and pages for only one or two people to read feels nice! I handed in my thesis in August, and directly afterwards we left for a stunning hiking trip in the Dolomites (which was definitely a highlight last year!). In fall another giant project followed: My girlfriend and I moved to Nantes in France! The city has been great so far and there is a lot to discover, but finding your way, finding a job and friends is also a lot of work.

However, with all these big projects, I still managed to make things and even write about some of them here! My crafting and blogging highlights were the following:

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