Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Maybe I don't have time because I'm always going cool places and doing cool things with the Pirate before his schedule fills up with plundering the textbooks for knowledge. Maybe it's because I have no air conditioning and the summer heat has the tendency to suck out the will to live through my pores. Maybe it's because my job takes more energy that I am used to giving, or it is really a 50 to 60 hour a week job cleverly disguised as 40 hours. Maybe it's because I'm in a holding pattern, waiting somehow for real life to begin (hint: it already has). Maybe I'm just procratinating. Maybe it's because I've had intermittant internet and computer problems. Maybe I'm just being a worrywort. Maybe I've lost my zen and need to meditate more. Maybe this IS the zen and I should just accept that.
But all that I know is that right now I'm guilty of being behind on 2 art projects for people that needed them ASAP, and here I am sitting in a hotel at a work conference in my down time with no headspace or supplies to work on them. I've re-knit this one comission shawl, my big summer project, about 4 times (but it's gonna be AWESOME when I get done with it) and I'm hoping I finally have the pattern in my head so I can work on it without mistakes in the wee-hours at the airport tomorrow and have it done for the lovely lady so she may take it and do great things.
In summary: I want someone to clear my head and warp the space-time continuum so I may do everything I want to on my to-do list. I have the sneaking suspicion the person who does this will have to be me.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
1. Choose pattern
2. Have recipient pick out yarn
3. Become obsessed with knitting it so that all homework grinds to a screeching halt and finish it in two days
4. Turn inside out to admire the strands of yarn
5. Put on glass head to admire decreases
6. While on glass head, take picture for blog/Ravelry/posterity
9. Infuse with Christmas spirit
10. Blog about it months later
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Right now it is half-finished and looks like pink, scrunchy chaos, but posesses hints of a pattern that will hopefully be beautiful when finished. It's a pretty good metaphor for my life right now as I try to frantically knit the future together so my life after college is a sucessful endevour I can be proud to show off and not a hopless knotted mess full of curses and woe.
k1 breath in p1 breath out k1 breath in p1 breath out
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Socks for Seanners' birthday, which is actually near St. Patty's day so the color scheme is totally wrong. Leftovers from my superwash patriotic socks so now we have matching socks.
Another pair of socks for Betsy, my weaving teacher. 1.5 skeins of Universal Yarn, Ditto.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I was very excited! After ditching my Red Heart version knit in my early days, I have been on the lookout for a soft yarn in the right colors.
I was also excited because I could use my very first knitting needles ever, 8mm bamboo straights. I have many fond memories of those needles and they have served me well. Having spent so many hours with them in my early days, I was surprised at how long it took me to readjust to them. It felt like I was knitting with awkward, stubby tree trunks. It didn't hit me fully until I compared them to the needles I usually knit with these days (2.25 mm sock needles).
WOW, that explains it. Then for fun I compared the fabrics from each needle:
And then we wear them around campus even if we do look a bit squiffy. Yaaar!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Oh my goodness, I'm not even sure where these originally came from. Aren't they awful? I am glad they are no longer in rotation!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I found a pair of thick, hand-knit wool socks, and I adopted them for a quarter.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Can't you feel the thousand little eyes and hear the haunting cry of "Kitchner meeeeee"? No? Then nothing to see here...