I figure today's as good a day as any to debut my newest sweater: I've tentatively named this design "Haapsalu Autumn", Haapsalu being the town in Estonia from which the nupp/lace motifs that inspired the maple leaf design came. Here are the details: Ravelry Project Page Pattern: My own, inspired by the Haapsalu style lace… Continue reading happy fall, y’all.
I don't have a whole lot to say, but since Thursdays are my "work at home" day, I actually have a chance to write on the blog, so I figured I'd take advantage of it. The semester is moving along at a steady clip, and I'm pretty much constantly on the edge (well, over the… Continue reading just a quick update
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.
Well, the weather did not oblige me, and decided to be stormy today despite my desire to go up to the beach to take pictures of my newest handknit sweater. Oh well. I made the best of things, and settled on our still-pretty (if crazily overgrown) backyard for the purpose of photographing myself wearing it:… Continue reading Syncopated Ribs!
I am feeling slightly less like death-on-a-stick than I was the last time I posted, thanks to spending most of this week in bed. Not the most exciting thing I've ever done, but it was worth it for the sake of not getting even sicker. And hey, I did some knitting, while I was at… Continue reading better
It's lilac season here, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. The air around my neighborhood (home of the Lilac Festival) is just thick with their scent. I went for a walk through the park the other day (avoiding the main part of the festival, as I'm just not a festival sort of gal) and came home… Continue reading stop and smell the lilacs
And I have some knitting progress to report: Yep, I used Syncopated Ribs as my Officially Permitted Distraction Knitting whilst finishing up a bunch of work at the end of this semester, and came very close to finishing off the knitting on the body. I've only got a few more inches left to knit down… Continue reading I’m back (sort of)
(I've added three handknit sweaters to my sweater chest in 2007) I don't know if it's Bohus-withdrawal, or the approaching year-end, or what, but I'm feeling a bit melancholy and reminiscent this week. This has been a pretty difficult year, I think. I mean, there have been some fantastic happenings (my husband got a perfect… Continue reading my year in sweaters
(Beaverslide for a Tomten Jacket, Cascade 220 for a Seamless Hybrid) So, on Friday morning, before my friend Kris came over to help me make curtains, I got out some yarn and started swatching for a few of the EZ sweaters I have planned. I had originally thought of knitting the Tomten Jacket for NaKniSweMo,… Continue reading One thing leads to another…
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!
This is where my Modified Cobblestone Pullover currently stands (which is really where it's stood for the past couple of days...the yarn is so lovely and knitting round and round so addicting that this has knit up very fast!). The three little balls of yarn at the top are what's left after knitting the body… Continue reading one yoke short of a sweater
Ah, I've always been fond of the "In Which..." sort of title, it reminds me of Winnie the Pooh (my favorite book, as a kid, and one which I've been collecting in a bunch of languages, because I really enjoy playing with translated children's books). On weather: We're having some absolutely gorgeous weather right now… Continue reading In Which we discuss weather, weight, a new sweater, and a “blogday”