Pattern: Demi, from Rowan's "Vintage Style" Size: 34 Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool (1 full skein, plus probably about half of two other skeins) Buttons: Wooden Buttons from Peace Fleece Needles Denise Circulars, size 6 and 8 I finally found the time to wash, block, and seam up Demi. Goodness gracious, the finishing took a… Continue reading Demi is finished!
The yarn for the Modified Cobblestone yoke, that is: I love how bright and happy that green is. It didn't take long for me to start knitting the yoke: I love it. The decrease round doesn't look quite so messy in real life as it does in that photo, I'm not sure what's up with… Continue reading It came!
Just a quick, "show-off" post: I finished Demi's sleeves yesterday afternoon, and plan to block the pieces tonight so that seaming and finishing can commence tomorrow. I had a little fun with our camera, taking artsy-fartsy pictures of the finished pieces, like this: In a couple of hours, I have my CT scan. The Waiting… Continue reading final stretch
oh, so close!
Slowly but surely, I'm working towards turning a few of these "works in progress" into actual finished pieces. I'm oh-so-close to finishing Demi, just a couple of centimeters away from starting the shoulder shaping on the sleeves: Then there's just blocking, seaming, and doing the bit of finishing around the neck/shoulder area. I'm thinking of… Continue reading oh, so close!
knitting through the pain
So, I have finally gotten an answer relating to at least part of the health problems I've been dealing with for months now. After doing an ultrasound of my entire abdomen (because one of the primary things going on has been abdominal pain, in addition to: fatigue, weakness, fever, anemia, nausea, weight loss, and other… Continue reading knitting through the pain
doing my best to keep things going
As could probably be surmised from my 10-day hiatus, I'm still not doing so well on the health front. In fact, I've been feeling worse since I made my last post (and never did get to take that walk to the knitting shop, alas). Add to that finishing up my paper, and a visit from… Continue reading doing my best to keep things going
nearing the end
As I mentioned in my last post, we're nearing the end of the semester here, which means that in less than a week, I will have completed the first year of my Ph.D. Wow, that sounds weird! I feel sort of old...I can remember when my dad was working on his Ph.D, and now here… Continue reading nearing the end
I have been knitting (and I have proof!)
First, as promised in my previous post, photographic evidence of the completion of Not-So-Aprikot's fronts: I put the remaining live stitches on scrap yarn instead of binding off, so that I can extend/shorten the bits that wrap around the neck as needed, and so that I can kitchener them together for a nice clean seam.… Continue reading I have been knitting (and I have proof!)
plotting and scheming
That's what I'm up to these days. I'm pretty busy with the end-of-semester crunch, plus the research stuff that never ends (not that I mind, I enjoy it quite a lot, which is a good thing seeing as I'll be doing it for the rest of my life, most likely!), so I don't have a… Continue reading plotting and scheming
Back to back
After an extremely busy week that wound up pouring into the first half of the weekend, I decided I deserved to take yesterday afternoon completely OFF (it is Spring Break, after all, as little as that means for graduate students), and just relax on the couch and knit. This move payed off (well, not so… Continue reading Back to back
I’m back, with backs
Sorry for the little hiatus; I'd hoped to be posting more regularly, but my parents' visit (which was wonderful) plus the resulting catch-up at work has kept me a bit too busy to be doing the whole blog thing. My mom loved her Rogue, and it fits her very, very nicely, but I don't have… Continue reading I’m back, with backs
a bit slowed down
In the time since my last post, I've come down with what is apparently a "mono-like" virus. So basically, I have been too exhausted to do much of anything. Which means rather little progress has been made on the knitting front (or any other front, for that matter), and when I have made progress, I… Continue reading a bit slowed down
a new love
Aw, my title is appropriate for Valentines Day, isn't that sweet? I don't actually really get into Valentines Day, and neither does my husband...we're all about Cheap Chocolate Day tomorrow, though! (I swear, I'm not a total curmudgeon about celebrating things, it's just that I find birthdays, anniversaries, and Solstices/Equinoxes far more exciting than traditional… Continue reading a new love