Just the end-weaving, blocking, and button-stitching left to go! Well, actually, a little more than that, since I decided to make garter-stitch elbow patches, too: Still...so close!
I finally got around to tracing and cutting out some patterns after M went to bed last night, including a 100 acts of sewing dress for me. I cut it in size XS but kept all of the length of the largest size, with the idea that I can always shorten it, but I'll never… Continue reading cutting patterns. [235.365]
I knit like crazy yesterday and today, and thanks to A getting M out of my hair for awhile (on a grocery-running errand), and also thanks to A for (eventually) getting M to take a nap, I was able to finish the hat. I'm so excited to send it and babyStripes! up to my friend… Continue reading pumpkin hat is done! [229.365]
At least until A runs his half-marathon, Saturday mornings mean taking M on a 2-playground walk while A does his long run. This time, I brought my knitting along, and miracle of miracles, M was actually willing to play solo in the sandbox and let me sit on the bench to knit! I'm making a… Continue reading making a pumpkin hat. [228.265]
I got to work on campus all day on Tuesday (A stayed home w/M in the afternoon) so I got started setting up my office for the fall (in addition to going to a friend's defense, meeting with other writing instructors for a training session, and doing some prep-work for my own classes). I have… Continue reading knitting drawer. [224.365]
I keep working on M's Elle Melle cardigan during every spare moment. Almost done with the body now - just the left front shoulder shaping to do!
M and I went on a long (2-playground) walk Saturday morning, and along the way, collected leaves to make crayon leaf-rubbings at home. She learned how to do this at school and was so excited to show me! Here we have an oak leaf, a gingko leaf, and a maple leaf. We're so lucky to… Continue reading leaf rubbing! [207.365]
Still feeling pretty yucky, but thanks to Tylenol Nighttime Sinus meds, I actually did get some sleep last night (unlike the night before), so here's hoping I can keep up with M this afternoon. Took advantage of the lovely weather we're having this morning to take my knitting out to our back porch and take… Continue reading taking pictures of knitting. [205.365]
It was a strange but wonderful feeling to have the house ALL TO MYSELF Monday morning, and not have any work hanging over my head. So I knit. It was great. Then M came home from her school camp (which is only in the mornings for the summer) and oy, it's seeming like she's in… Continue reading knitting! [195.365]
I sent off the registration copy of my dissertation this morning, so thought I'd sit in the comfy chair and knit while blasting First Aid Kit's new album that's streaming on NPR First Listen, because I have apparently magically become an obsessive superfan of theirs in the past week (having not heard of them until… Continue reading bad kitty! [161.365]
Still loving my Mitered Crosses Blanket project.
I'm still madly in love with my Mitered Crosses Blanket project. Finished square number three (of twelve) today. I actually ended up taking a boatload of pictures today, but y'all can go look at Flickr if you want to see them all, because I'm too lazy to link any more pictures here tonight :)
Knitting in the hallway at M's school while we waited for their Spring Festival to start. I liked this picture so much I made it my new profile picture over on my blog. So much knitting in one picture - my sweater, my shawl, and square number two of the mitered square blanket. Friday was… Continue reading friday. [101.365]
Last night was a Knitting Guild night, and it was the first one I've been able to go to all year (I've been so sick this year!). It was really nice to hang out with my guild-buddies and just knit for awhile. It was Auction Night, and while none of us had any intention of… Continue reading guild night. [97.365]