Thursday, March 22, 2007

unfinished projects, part 2

I meant to include these in the last post, but the pictures wouldn't load right.
My other unfinished knits.
One heirloom lace washcloth minus its edging. I took the class at HCW probably a month ago. It's been sitting in my knitting bag untouched since then.

And a sock. The first of a pair that will eventually be gifted to my TA as a late birthday gift.

At least I am on the foot now. Hopefully, I will get them done before the end of the school year.

I still haven't been knitting due to my back aching. Calling the doctor tomorrow to have it checked out.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

unfinished projects

Even though I managed to get quite a bit done on the Ruffled Surplice this past week, it still is unfinished. Putting it in a long line of other unfinished projects. The back is done as is the left front panel and I am a few rows into the right front.

I haven't knit on it in a couple days, though, so don't expect it all done any time soon. My entire back seems to be in a spasm right now from walking funny due to my injured knee attempting to ski this past week. So sitting and knitting hasn't really been pleasant. On my back, on the floor with my knees elevated has been about all I can do right now. Watching Knitty Gritty, of course. I have not gone completely cold turkey.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

spring has sprung

Look, spring is almost here. It is in the seventies and the trees are blossoming. It's hard to believe it is still cold in other parts of the country. I mean, I know it is still technically winter, but it really doesn't feel like it here.
Since it is too hot to work with wool right now I got myself 14 balls of Tahki 100% bamboo ribbon yarn.
The package showed up in the mail yesterday and I immediatly cast on this sweater. Ruffled Surplice.

It is the softest, springiest yarn I have ever used. And cool! It makes an absolutely perfect project for Spring. The color is really great, too. It's a periwinkle blue, almost purple. So pretty.

This is coming with me on my ski trip this week. Spring Break! Woot!

I love being a teacher.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

branching out

I'm branching out. Getting myself out of the house and in public with my needles and my yarn. After taking a few classes from HCW, my LYS, I realized that it is so much more fun knitting with others than alone. So, I am trying to get over my introverted ways and actually attend some knitting groups, make new friends. It takes me awhile to feel comfortable with strangers and in groups, so this is big for me. So, if you happen to be at one of the North Austin MeetUps or at SnB tonight and you see someone knitting quietly, not chatting much, very focused on her sock, it's probably me.

Monday, March 5, 2007

the first entry

Here we go, I guess. The first entry.

I am not a complete novice to this. I've had a livejournal account for a couple years but felt the need for a change. Something different. Something more focused.

It's after midnight and I can't sleep.

I tried reading (I just started The Friday Night Knitting Club). I finished up my stash shawl and realized it is not quite long enough but I have used up all the yarn I had for it will have to do, I suppose. And now, I have started this. Hubby is out of town and my cat is snoring away on the couch, so this is about all I could think of doing to keep me entertained. I was going to wait until tomorrow afternoon but now is as good as time as ever. Well, not really, since I have to be at work at 7:30am.

Well, let's get on with it, shall we?

No picture of the mini shawl quite yet, but I will share my ribbed, Noro Kureyon hat I finished not too long ago. (isn't the little I-cord top knot the cutest? Pattern came in the mail with a magazine subscription request.) It was my first time using this yarn and I absolutely loved it. Can't wait to use it again. In fact, I really want to make some matching mittens. Unfortunately, I live in Texas. Winter has already made it's quick entrance and even faster exit, so there really is no rush.

Well, I guess that does it for tonight. I will be back, just maybe not so late next time, but I will be back.

Nighty night.