Saturday, June 30, 2007

No rest for the wicked

This summer isn't exactly going to be a restful downtime for me. First we had the wedding, and, about two days before the ceremony, I got word that we're moving on campus. Which is a good thing, 'cause we're getting a two bedroom for less than what we're paying here (one-bedroom), high speed Internet is included, it's more convenient for me, for school, and closer to downtown. So it's a really good thing, in the long run. In the short run, we have to move. Boxes, packing, bribing friends with beer and pizza to help carry our couch up to the third floor...

So not a lot of resting here. There is knitting.

The Om Yoga Bag from Stitch 'n' Bitch Nation (which, by the way, is on Amazon for $3.19, if you don't already have this), modified to be large enough to hold both my yoga mat and my blocking board. Still need to add a drawstring and handles, but the main part's done. This was inspired by the move, since they're both so unwieldy and uncurl at every opportunity. Made from Lionbrand Microspun.
Other than that, I've been knitting a few rows here and there on Mom's stole, and knitting a lot more on Starsky Jr. I have one ball of yarn left, for the left front and the shawl collar, so I'm almost positive I'll run out. Right now, I'm fighting that, with the "knit very fast, and the yarn will last longer" technique.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The veil in action

Quick post, just to show the veil as it was on my wedding day. Some of my friends already called dibs to borrow it when they get married. Which is good.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Three weeks later...

Three weeks and one wedding later, I'm back at the blog. I left for Arkansas on the first of June and had the best of intentions to blog while away, but when trying to throw together a wedding in two weeks, I didn't have much time for knitting, and even less for blogging. Nothing got finished, most things I just held in my lap while watching TV and fretting about the flowers.

After I got back, I did manage to finish one sock.

The yarn I was using (Knitpicks Bare 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon, dyed with Kool-Aid) was too thin to use with size two needles. I went down to size ones, oddly enough, without adjusting the stitch count. Or the row count on the leg. They still fit fine, although they're not high enough to peek out the top of boots.

Upon completion, I did not cast on the second sock. I cast it aside quicker than a straight-A student dumps his bi-sexual college girlfriend when going home for Christmas. It's summer, y'all. There's no sense of urgency for wool socks. However, I currently have this and the Lionbrand jaywalker missing a mate, and the stripey socks still need to have their ends woven in. So no new socks until these pairs are completed.

The Print o' the Wave shawl, which I originally hoped to gift to my mother while home, has a new deadline: her birthday in November. It still lacks about half the edging.

Starsky Jr. has one sleeve finished, one front finished, and the back done, with the second sleeve started.