Wednesday, January 30, 2008
So after quilting class ended, we has us a very relaxing Dead Week,but was it productive? No. But I did get a bunch of knitting done, including one of the mint-green socks, pictured below.
And here's a closeup of the scales.
Cool, huh? They'll make a neat addition to my sock drawer, once I knit the other one, anyway. And, as per tradition, I started a pair of socks for Walker with that nice yarn Christina and I got in Adams last week. The yarn is a lot smaller than last year's yarn so I only finished one sock and am I about halfway through the other one:
Man, boys have such big feet! Eleven inches is a lot of foot to knit and, oh goody, I get to do the same thing on the other sock. That's the trouble with socks--no matter how accomplished you feel by completing one of them, your jubilation is overshadowed by the fact that you have to make the other one, too. Oh well, he'll have some really nice merino socks once I'm done.
I do need to ease up on the knitting for the next few days anyway, since I'm taking the LSAT this weekend. Yuck. I've been studying and I'm a little more confident than I was last time, but you never know and I could get screwed. We'll see. And on top of that, classes start tomorrow, so that pesky reading should start eating into my knitting time. *sigh* So many projects, so little time. Once these two pairs are finished, I want to start on the Bella Paquita sweater and finally use up that yarn that Mary gave me. And then I can dig into that self-striping yarn that I also bought in Adams. Geez, I really do have too many projects. At least I'll never be bored, right?
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I have also found plenty of time to try and kill my yarn stash, starting with this entrlac hat for Ms. Sunmi.
Jolie, non? Well, Sunmi tells me she likes it anyway. I've also finally completed the pair of mittens for Ms. Christina. It took a while with the felting and the decorating and sewing in the cuffs, but they're done!
I'm really pleased with the design since I didn't put one on the pair I made last year. Christina will just have to be carful that she doesn't accidentally pull it out--it's rather fragile.
Next on the agenda are some little Valentine's Day gifts for certain people...you know who you are. And maybe I'll try using up some more yarn with a stuffed lobster and some mint green socks. I just love Winter Study =)
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
I didn't even have to make too many changes to the pattern. I just followed the 'small' instructions, except adding a few inches to the hip portion, and it fits me very nicely =).
After this I resolved that I wouldn't buy any more yarn until I'd used up the leftover stuff I already had. That was until I started helping out with the knitting winter study class and the instructor offered me all kinds of free yarn that had been donated to her. How could I refuse an offer like that? So I took one ball and started working on these felted mittens:And just for scale, pre-felting:
Once I finish the second one, they'll get thrown into a hot washing machine and shrink to normal hand size. Then I'll make them some cuffs and maybe put a pretty design on them and hand them off to Christina. Yay! After these mittens, regardless of how much yarn I pilfer from Mary, I'm still going to try to use up some of my stash, starting with an attempt at entrelac. Wish me luck with that...
It's going to be a very busy Winter Study, what with all the knitting, quilting class, and studying for the LSATs. Good thing I like being busy...