Friday, April 25, 2008

Some scarf action

Isn't this a nice yellow yarn? All snuggled up against my books for my research paper on Anne Bradstreet?

Well it's becoming this:

Well it's becoming Grumperina's Shifting Sands. Definitely inspired by Brooklyn Tweed's version. So pretty. But is it just me or does mine look completely different than everyone else's? I can't figure out why. I am pretty sure that I'm cabling correctly but I don't know. Maybe blocking will help? However considering that I knit most of this scarf last JUNE while on vacation in Alaska, who knows when I will get around to that. Lame. Semi-regularly scheduled programming will return in about a week or so after all my crazy finals are over. Just you know, five papers to write in the next five days ranging from 4-12 pages. Should be nooo problem. I can't to get back home to my stash and my lovely room and all my crafty things. Oh and I'll actually have the time do knit or embroider or sew or read instead of writing papers 24/7 like I do now. I hope everyone is enjoying spring!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Summer plans

So over winter break, Wool and Company had their magnificent sale, and I woke up early enough to get 40% off. I bought a sweater's worth of each of these two yarns:

Cascade 200 Heathers - Christmas Green
Note: It is a very green green that would not photograph properly despite the abundance of natural light. I had to tweak this color with Picasa so it is closer now, but really it is about the same as the text on the label.

I also was able to get about 9 skeins worth of Skye Tweed in Scottish Mist. Pretty!

So what should I knit? I am thinking about a cardigan with the Skye Tweed and a sweater with the Cascade. I have a few things in my Ravelry queue/favorites like the Dollar and a Half Cardigan, Mrs. Darcy, or Maude Louise. Opinions? Recommendations?

Saturday, April 12, 2008


It's spring in Washington, D.C. But I do not live there, I live in Chicago, where it is cold and rainy and the grass is only hinting at being green. But I spent a weekend in D.C. being teased by nice weather and blooming flowers and this is what I have to show for it.

See the rest at my Flickr.