Monday, May 16, 2011

Long Time No See

Sorry it's been so long since I posted here. Between the move and finishing my thesis (which I passed with flying colors) I've been alternately busy beyond all reason or mentally comatose. But I'm (nearly) back to my normal self and I do have some things to show for myself.

First, the new apartment is a big improvement on the studio. For one thing, my bed isn't my couch. I have separate furniture for living and sleeping. It's wonderful, and, more importantly, Westley approved.

Westley also has his very own furniture that allows him to look out of two windows whenever he wants.

I have been doing some knitting, though my progress has been much slower than normal. First, two finished items.

This pattern is "Summer Vest" from Creative Knitting May 2010. The only mod I did was to omit the lace patterns, since I felt they would get lost in the color changes. The yarn is Crystal Palace Cotton Twirl.

The second is Flappy Flounder from the current issue of Knitty, knit with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. Her name is Kevin.

Kevin isn't very big, in fact, she's quite pocket sized.

What I'm working on now is the Strafford Tee from the current issue of KnitScene. I'm using Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy.

That's all I've got for the knitting, but I have recently learned that the local library carries a current subscription of Burda Style. So yesterday I got out this...

...and made this...

It's a nice little summer top that will look lovely on my sister-in-law. Hopefully the next one will fit me.

That's all I've got for now, and so I'm going to go work on my Strafford Tee. I've been averaging one ball for week, with 5 balls required, so if I can get ahead it'll be done even sooner. Maybe I'll be able to wear it for my graduation party.

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