I've been a busy bee lately. We spent Memorial Day weekend in Ohio, visiting my brother and his wife, as well as my husband's parents, my husband's brother and his wife, and my husband's best friend and his two little kids. Visiting 4 families in a little over 2 days is a bit overwhelming! And… Continue reading lots of updates!
Month: May 2009
A finished “swatch”.
Before we begin, a PSA for y'all: If it is 82 degrees in your house, and your hands are sweaty, for the love of all that is good, DO NOT attempt to repeatedly rip out bind-offs and reknit portions of your sweater. You know what happens when you mix wool with heat, moisture, and friction,… Continue reading A finished “swatch”.
I've been knitting sweaters left and right recently, as you all know. You get to see them while I'm knitting them, and then in a triumphant FO post, and then...nothing. So, inspired by a recent post at Eleven Stitches, I thought I'd share with y'all some updates on the various sweaters I've knit, and how… Continue reading Post-FO
works in progress.
This, my friends, is how much sleeve you (where by you, I mean me, or someone with comparably long, skinny arms) can get out of 1 skein of Cascade 220: Approximately 1.5 sleeves. I've since finished the sleeves, and have moved on to join them to the body, so expect a post about that, soon.… Continue reading works in progress.
an almost-FO, and something new
Yesterday morning, I bound off Ishbel: It still needs a good blocking, but it's so humid here right now that I'd rather wait...it seems like it would never dry if I tried to block it right now! I'm following my usual practice of not considering this a finished object (either here, or over on Ravelry)… Continue reading an almost-FO, and something new
so many ideas, so little time!
There, now this post has a picture. I've finished my TA duties and my own coursework for this semester, and about to embark on the process of preparing for my comprehensive exams ("comps" or "quals"...I've heard them called both, so I have taken to jokingly calling them "quamps"). With a somewhat more flexible schedule over… Continue reading so many ideas, so little time!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Mother's Day, mom. I love you very much. I hope you are having a wonderful day! In knitting-related news, I've gone and done something completely silly. You know how I've been designing a sweater for a friend of mine, to knit for her in exchange for a quilt? Well, I'd planned on just doing… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
just a peek.
Wow, it has been a long time since I last posted. I figured I'd come out of hiding, at least very briefly, today. Not much has transpired on the knitting front recently; I've knit a bit more on Ishbel, but have honestly been so terribly overwhelmed with the non-knitting parts of life recently that the… Continue reading just a peek.