C's sweater has finally dried after its blocking, and has had all of the cat-hairs lovingly picked off it before being wrapped in tissue paper to be put in the mail tomorrow. Despite all that, given the degree to which every surface of our house, our clothing, and even the inside of our car is… Continue reading Garter Whimsy, all finished
I finished C's sweater earlier today: I have to admit, it's a little nervewracking, knitting a sweater for another knitter...I found myself worrying about my finishing skills in a way I never have before. The sweater still needs to be blocked, to relax the stitches a little bit, but other than that, it is finished.… Continue reading an ending and a beginning
C's sweater is coming along quite nicely; I nearly finished the second sleeve during a long meeting yesterday. Before anyone worries that I was being horribly rude, this is a meeting in which most of the other members are pecking away at their laptops throughout. I can knit by touch, so I think I was… Continue reading coming attractions
First, thanks so much for all of your input on my last post! The comments section there has lots of good ideas for wooly, workhorse-style DK-weight yarns. A couple more that I've found since posting: Québécoise and Canadian Regal, both of which I'd like to try at some point. Now, back to business. I haven't… Continue reading a second sleeve
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!
Oy, this semester has been rather exhausting so far! I spent all of last weekend (literally: about 18 hours) grading that huge stack of exams in my last post, and then most of last week meeting with students about said exams. In a class of 108, even having only 10% of the class show up… Continue reading busy bee.