Monday, January 14, 2008


I have made a few resolutions this year, but unfortunately none of them involve being more diligent about updating my blog. I have been working on doing more of my school readings more throughly, going to the gym, and not buying yarn.

No I haven't made a resolution not to buy ANY yarn, like some brave souls. But I am going to work on it. I am not going to buy any more until I have made a significant dent in my current stash. Maybe I will try and knit up one of my Tupperware containers before I buy anymore. I don't sound very convincing do I? I don't really even believe myself, but it's the effort that counts!

This term I am working three days a week, and doing four courses, three distance, one onsite. Will it be too much? I hope not! It's pretty close to what I did last term... which at times was too much, but I managed. I just have so many student loans that I really don't want to rack up anymore this year than I have to! It's hard though when you have to cop up $3000 every four months.

In knitterly news I have the body done on Tangled Yoke and am well into the first sleeve. After all that straight knitting I am very happy to have some nice round knitting! I am using magic loop and it is flying by :)

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Last days of freedom

School starts again for me on Monday, and it is causing a range of emotions for me. Part of me is excited to get back into it, part of me is terrified that I am going to let everything fall apart this term. Grad school has so many responsibilities.. and this term involves a lot of work that is outside the classroom ie: working with a nursing home, giving public speeches etc... it is all pretty scary. The worst part is that I have an onsite class this term on Tuesday nights... so no more knit night for me.. I will miss you guys!

I have gotten some great knitting done over the holiday's, including the Yarn Harlot's unoriginal hat. Which took about 3 hours!

I used a chunky Knit Picks, but I can't remember the name right now. I like that hat, but I wished it hadn't pooled/spiraled like that.

I have almost completed a pair of Waving Lace socks in Knit Picks Essential Tweed. I really love this pattern, and I am super excited to finish them. The only downside is that I left the finished sock at a friend's house, and won't be able to get it back until next week :(

Finally, I have cast on for the Tangled Yoke sweater I have been dreaming. I have wanted to make this since I first saw it, but I wanted to make it in the Rowan Felted Tweed that the pattern called for, which I just could not afford. Luckily I received a gift certificate for Fiberphilia from Mike's family, which meant that I could have it! Thank you!!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Wake up Cat

Knitting updates will come, in the meantime, if you haven't watched this, do!