Wednesday, February 21, 2007

In which we see the return of the blog

Yes so it has been a dreadfully long time. I am not quite sure what made me completely abandon my knitting blog, but it could most likely be summed up in one word: college. I am not going to lie and say that college is amazing, because honestly, it is downright mediocre. Most of the time bordering on no fun at all. Knitting is far too scarce. However, the projects that do get worked on are of much higher quality than last year. If you shall indulge me, we shall now take a little trip to recap what has happened since my last post, nine months ago.

This is a mess. Most of it is what I "inherited" from my grandmother. The word inherited here means "taken from her house after she died". This is not even all of it because later the rest came in the POD thing. There were some half-finished afghans and the back of a vest and basically a lot. Also a lot of needles which was nice, but still. I have not used really any of it, except right now. I am knitting the "anthropologie-inspired capelet" from craftster. (I think part of my problem with blogging is that I hate encoding it and adding links and formatting. I mean I like it, it's just too time-consuming.) I am knitting it in a nice cream to go with, coincidentally, my anthropologie dress. I am attended a ROTC Dining Out.. thing.. with my boyfriend and I muss look nice and so I figured the capelet would be quick and easy and it was. I am almost done. I think it will be very nice. Pictures later.

During August I knit Katie's razor cami in Carron Simply Soft navy. It came out okay. It could've had a better drape. It's real tight and hard to get on and off. Also the top there curls dreadfully. But it looks good with that orange-ish skirt that I had nothing to wear with.

Below is a picture of two complete projects and also me looking like a hobo. The first is the Elizabethtown hat. The pattern is easily found and it was my first hat! And my first cables! They turned out quite well I do say. Only problem is that my sister has kind of taken the hat so it is hers now.

The second project is my attempt at screenprinting the cheap way. This shirt is also my sister's. Those are lyrics from some song that I don't even remember anymore. And I think we got them wrong. It's not the best; text is hard. But from far away it looks fine.And then school started. I started many a projects, but only finished a few.

From top to bottom: Short Row Rib Scarf; still looks that way today. Mittens; I did finish those! Purl Scarf; from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, finished! Ubernatural; I have a sleeve and a fourth to go. Also I need buttons.

Okay now onto to second semester. My boy's mother generously gave me a gift certificate to my lys and after Christmas they had a huge sale. 40% off before 8 am. And, shockingly, I woke myself up and went. I bought six skeins of Noro Kureyon for a mini Lady Eleanor. Presently, I'm on my fourth skein and a couple feet in. This is possibly my favorite project ever ever ever. Je l'adore.

I also knit socks for my boy for Christmas. I finished them mid-January. No pictures.

I visited a Forest Park yarn store that was tres petite and jolie et j'ai achete some real mohair lace for version 2.0 of Branching Out. Currently I am one pattern repeat in. Eh heh.

With the rest of the money to Wool and Company, I bought 2 skeins of yellow something or other for Shifting Sands. And two beautiful teal skeins of sock yarn for Pomatamus. Both are a long way off.

I think that is all. This was a ridiculously long update. I hope I will be more diligent in the future, but you never know. Happy knitting!

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