i dream of knitting
science teacher, wife and knitter.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
4 days left—it's crunch time
oh crap oh crap oh crap on a crap cracker (ten points if you can name that quote)
i can't believe it's December 20th. i swear i thought i had at least a week left to finish my knits. i have the body to the armscye and one sleeve done on the cobblestone sweater and only about a third of the shawl finished:
both of these items need time for blocking and wrapping up. i did however finish a pair of house socks:
it's gonna be a late night on dec. 24th.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
you know you're a knitter when...
you see a movie and all you remember is how many knits there were.
was the movie good? um. i don't know, but there was a really cute hat and a ton of knitted things that i stared at and tried to figure out which yarns they used and if i could replicate it.
this hat for instance:
the hat the girl is wearing was so adorable that i want to knit one up right now. Of course, i know that i need to do all my Christmas knitting first but i really want to give that hat a try. it looks like it's just a stockinette rectangle that's seamed in the back and yarn is used to tie it down. (I saw a sneak peek of this movie last Sunday, and i much prefer pride and prejudice or even Narnia, but the knits were super fun)
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
morale booster aka stash enhancement
i was getting burnt out on the Christmas knitting and i needed a pick-me-up. right after i finished taking the CBEST (it's only 100 multiple choice and two essays but it still took me 3 hours to complete, ugh) i hit up heartstrings yarn studio and scored on the discounted yarn section.