Yep, that's right. Even with the bajillion or so projects I currently have on the needles, and the start of a new semester, I have, in fact, managed to finish a project. Woohoo! Here are the details: Pattern: February Baby Sweater, from EZ's Almanac Knit for: our soon-to-be-born niece Yarn: Dream in Color Classy, in… Continue reading hey, look, I finished something!
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
Why hello there, blog! I just cannot seem to find the time to update this thing more often than about once every 1-2 weeks. Oh well. In the time since I last wrote, I've survived a couple of symphony rehearsals and a variety of scheduling nightmares, answered endless emails from students in the class I'm… Continue reading i heart nupps
I finished reading everything on my comps list at the beginning of the week. Since my exam doesn't start until Monday, that meant getting a little under a week for putting my notes and thoughts together, and most importantly, resting and relaxing before the big event. The day I finished my last reading, I spent… Continue reading nupps!
As is probably obvious to anyone who has read this blog for awhile (or who knows me well in real life), once I've found something I like, I tend to...well, I tend to obsess a bit. I mean, look at me and yoked sweaters! But this post isn't about yoked sweaters (though there is a… Continue reading just can’t get enough.
Two days ago, I finally used up the first skein of Cascade Eco Wool, only inches shy of finishing the yoke on Stripes!, and had to ball up a new skein. The yardage is insane! By yesterday, I was furiously finishing Stripes!, ripping and reknitting the collar three times until I was happy with the… Continue reading stripes!!
...I could just be knitting and knitting on Stripes!. But alas, this has been one heck of a busy week, and I've got a full day of work to do today, and then packing, and then we leave before the crack of dawn tomorrow morning to fly down to Albuquerque. So the knitting is not… Continue reading wishing…
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.
Just a quick post today, as I've been taken down by the respiratory bug of DOOM, and am feeling half-dead. And also completely and utterly voiceless, which is rather inconvenient given that I've got a review session to be running in a few hours. Thankfully, two of my awesome friends have offered to help me… Continue reading more stripes!
Thanks for all of your lovely comments on my last post! This is a rare mid-week post from me, I know, but I just did not want to wait until the weekend to share the newest thing I've cast on for. Basically, I ignored all y'all's suggestions, and cast-on for something that wasn't even on… Continue reading stripes!
I am seriously on a roll with the yoked sweaters...I just finished another one last night. And I love it. Here it is: Ravelry Project Page Pattern: my modified version of Jared Flood's "Cobblestone Pullover" Yarn: Fleece Artist BFL Aran, in a blue colorway, just slightly over 2 skeins (the leftovers from the third are… Continue reading and another!
Not a sweater, this time, though. Remember how I used to knit socks? Well, I finally finished a pair: Pattern: A hybrid of what I remembered from the "Giotto" cuff pattern, and the Yarn Harlot's "Basic Sock Recipe" Yarn: Fly Designs Lace Wing Sock, in "Petrol". Way less than one skein. Needles: Size 1 Knitpicks… Continue reading another week, another FO
Well, this was quite a week. Between the inauguration and some of the other news we received this week (don't worry, at least, not yet...things are still ok, they just might not be, at some point, depending on factors beyond our control), it's been quite a rollercoaster of highs and lows. C'est la vie, I… Continue reading new(s)
I almost hate to make a post and knock my husband's beautiful sweater off the top spot on the blog, but it can't stay there forever. I've made quite a bit of progress on my Garter Yoke cardi since the last time I posted, and I figured it warranted an update, and I finally have… Continue reading just shy of a sweater.