Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Studying SucksOne final down, 3 to go. Technically, I should be studying for my Law in Cyberspace exam, but as I have all day tomorrow to study, I'm feeling entitled to a day off. I plan to take the dog for a walk, hopefully talk to S before he goes to bed (poor baby has a few days in Paris before he heads to Baku), and then head to the Happy Place.
Pattern: Gathering Intentions from Inspired Cable Knits
Yarn: Tess' Silk/Merino, 4 skeins (2 leftover skeins for sale)
Notes: I am in mad crazy stay-out-all-night-and-do-the-walk-of-shame love with this sweater. Of course, in a perfect world, it might be just a teeny smidge longer - but I'm thinking we'll both compromise - I'll learn to love the slightly cropped fit, and it'll learn to stretch ever-so-slightly. If you've seen the pattern from the book (which I HIGHLY recommend!), you'll notice that I made a few 'minor' changes. First, I opted for raglan sleeves instead of the set-in sleeves in the original. I just like the way raglans fit me. Second, I ditched the mock-t-neck of the original entirely and instead chose a relaxed scoopneck with a small rolled edge. Third, I made the i-cord details at the waist and wrist shorter so I wouldn't drag them through whatever my hand happened to get near. I would definitely recommend both this pattern and the book, however, and plan on knitting a few of the other projects in it in the near future.
And in other knitting news....
I'm chugging right along on my roommate's scarf, knit out of the Shades of Autumn blue-faced leicester I dyed a few weeks ago. Wow - can I just say how amazing this yarn is? It is so soft and has a beautiful sheen to it that just makes it unbelievably gorgeous. It's billed as a sock yarn, but it almost seems like a waste to use it on your feet...
It might not look like I've made much progress on this in the last week. However, if you look carefully, you'll notice that I've wound up quite a lot of my already-completed scarf so it would be less of a pain to lug around. I'm thinking I'll finish it today.
And in cute pet news, Cricket helped us decorate our Christmas tree last week by making sure we got all of the decorations out of the storage bag. What a helpful kitty!
Abby, meanwhile, is suffering tremendously since S is gone - here she is suffering through a nap in the middle of my bed...
... and here she is suffering through having to wait until I finish this entry to go on a walk. POOR DOGGY!
And one last note before I run out the door on a dog walk? Our apartment smelled a bit like garlic, so I made some simmer potpourri:
2 cups water
3 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground nutmeg
simmer and enjoy! and keep adding water if it gets too low. It smells so amazing!
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