Monday, November 26, 2007

An Update... filled with new yarn!

I haven't updated in forever for a few reasons:
  1. I've had exams in every class in the past two weeks. Plus, advising appointments involving my upcoming graduation (May 2008)....
  2. I moved. I've been busy cleaning and packing and unpacking and... moving is a pain in the arse.
  3. When we moved we didn't have cable. No tv, no internet for over a week. It was crazy!
Anyway I got my swap package about a week and a half ago, and I've now found my camera, and uploaded the photos. I just want to thank Cynthia so much. I love it. It was such an awesome package. I was so excited to open it and I loved EVERYTHING!

I've already eaten my chocolate bar... :/ It was delicious. Thank you so much. I absolutely loved everything. I got 2 skeins of Noro Silk Garden. Chocolates, Sumatra coffee, chocolate covered espresso beans, a book of hat patterns, a pattern for a hat made of noro, a little notepad, and a really cute little knitting pin, which I don't have a picture of because I pinned it to my jacket already.

Also in the mail (and the first thing to be delivered to my new house, no less) I got the third installment of my potter covers sock yarn. I really LOVE LOVE the pattern for this one, but that's probably just because I love Sirius so much. The yarn is incredibly soft. It's a bamboo blend, which I'm excited to get knitting with. I've never tried out any of the bamboo yarns before. I'm especially excited to get started on these socks! I really look forward to getting these in the mail each month. It'll be sad when it's over. There's only 7 books, and only 7 packages... that means only 4 left. I'm excited to see what comes in the next 4 months!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I've made some knitting progress!

I survived having 2 tests on Monday... And I did extremely well on one of them, the other isn't graded yet. Anyway I have some time to sit down and actually make a post with pictures showing my progress on a bunch of different things. I'm even going to go do some shopping today to get things for my knitters coffee swap 3 package so that I can send it off soon. I'm still not 100% what I'm going to do, so I'm hoping to get inspired at the store today. Now on to my current knitting projects.

First I've finished my caron blisss stitch scarf. I really didn't think that I would actually finish this, but I guess since it was an easy stress free knit that I could take places with me (and I could work on while I watched tv) it got done quicker than I thought that it would. I really love it. It's soft; it's long; it's wide; it's reversible; it's in my favorite color. It's perfect. Plus I finished a scarf, so I'm really excited about doing that! Normally it would take me FOREVER to finish a scarf. I think it being a bulky weight yarn on size 11 needles contributed to it being finished quicker as well.

The other project that I've made some progress on is my hatmione. I started this on a whim one day, even though I really shouldn't have since I have tons of other knitting projects to finish, and about a million other things to do with school and moving and finding a new job. But I started it anyway in spite all of this. Yesterday I finished all the ribbing for the brim and did the first few rows of the cabling pattern. I like the hat, and I like the pattern. Sometimes it doesn't look right to me though. I debated frogging this several times, but didn't really have a good reason to so I'm powering through it. I think it's partially because the brim seems SO LONG because it's going to get folded; it's just not folded now. Anyway that's that.

I've noticed I've been using a lot of reds and oranges. I think I want more colors. ;)