Monday, March 31, 2008

You're up Early

I planted some catnip in a pot over Easter and wasn't expecting it for another two weeks...but look what I found this morning! I do love Spring...and Tubby loves the nip.

I've been knitting along on my leaf-lace cardigan for my trip to China...but it's getting to be a bit tricky. I've got to get both of the fronts all caught up so I can start doing the neckline...which could be tricky. I've never designed lace before or a cardigan, so two firsts for me. Pics are on Ravelry. Deadline for completion if it wants to go to China with me is May 9th. Last final is on May 2nd and this could actually work.

I also started a sock (Bad Paige....Bad!) to knit on during downtime at rehearsals (that's slightly more acceptable. But why not knit lace? Because it's dark, you idiot) and that's going quite well. (That was a bit of a Smeagol moment, was it not? *Gollum*Gollum*)

Right....this is what happens when there's too much work and I take a break from it to blog. But anyhoo...the socks are going well. Unfortunately the numerous hours of dancing have taken a toll on my feet and they are no longer the pretty sock models they used to no looking! The shows are April 26/27 ish and we've got 4 all-day rehearsals before then. I may be able to crank out two pairs of socks..or just finish the ones that have been going since Christmas. That's a better idea. And after all this rambling Blogger won't load the sock pic. Damnitalltohellandback.

All for now...I've got a ton of groupwork to do that the rest of my group isn't doing! Assholes...

Thursday, March 6, 2008


So my stress relief Jabberwockies were way too small....even for my size 4 feet. But the striping in the yarn was kick-ass so when I finish my Last Chance socks I will recast on the Jabberwockies. Shit. I even turned the heel.

I have finished both sleeves of the Glascow sweater and now need a front, assembly and the collar thingy. Thank goodness next week is Spring might actually get done. I plan to finish the Glascow sweater and the Peace hoodie over break. My fingers might fall off, but I'm trying to get that project count down.

I'll also probably hit up a few yarn stores for the hell of it. Anyone want in on it? I would like to get a couple more skiens of Kureyon for my Souvenirs Blanket.

Might sew something never know. Anything can happen on Spring Break.

Oh! Almost forgot. I'm spending much of this summer in China. I signed up yesterday. Any ideas for a smaller project to take with me on planes and trains and giant walls? I need your input, readers, or I will very likely take too much yarn and make another hoodie in the blistering heat of a Chinese summer.

I have to get back to cramming for tomorrow's math exam. Luck isn't enough...wish me a miracle.

Monday, March 3, 2008

I am about to kill my roommate

And so I am knitting socks. I started Grumperina's Jaywalkers (which I am calling Jabberwocky after Lewsi Carol's creativity) last night (I know...many people from Mad Knitters don't like this sock) and am about to turn the heel. Which is awesome...because normally socks don't move that fast for me. I am knitting them in a mystery self-striping sock yarn that has been in my stash for probably 5 years. It is unlabeled and unknown...and it looks AMAZING with this pattern. I can't put it down! I just keep knitting and knitting, working faster to see what color comes next (I could just look at the skein but that's slightly less productive).

So.... while I've been not blogging for almost a month, I have knitted about half of Interweave's Glacow Lace sweater (see "Knitting for Stress Management: When your harddrive dies the week of midterms and you lost your 7 papers due that week all in one fell swoop") and started a Lizard Ridge (Laura Aylor,

For those of you not on Ravelry, my Lizard Ridge is called "Souvenirs" which in French, means memories. I will buy one skien of Kureyon everytime I go to a new yarn store or am having a ridiculously awesome day that I'd like to remember in the form of an elongated, wool square of a blanket. That way I can have both French and English souvenirs all in the blanket. So far I only have one, and that happy memory was teaching a good friend to knit last Wednesday. (He'll be on Ravelry soon...)

That's all for now...I've got to study for a math test, history test, and write 3 papers...tonight!

Happy knitting!