My knitting gets in the way if other things. Like I totally need to be focusing on schoolwork and practicals and I’ve been wasting time on this beautiful pattern. It’s called Abalone (look it up on ravelry!) I want to finish it so badly but I need to put it down and do more important things so badly too. Gah. Choices are so hard to make. Fashion and failing or…. Work?
I just got back from a trip from Bay Shore, Long Island, New York. It was a wonderful break from my school life and general life. I haven’t had a real, get away vacation in two years because of my surgery. On this one, we took two trips to the city, took a Bible tour, had an intriguing look at my rich, religious history. Then at the MET, we took an Integrity tour which was really encouraging. It showed the correlation between Greek culture, its influences on modern day culture, and how we can avoid some of the negative effects of this influence. Then we walked around the MET and took pictures all around.
I did quite a bit of knitting. I finished some great projects. I started a mistake rib scarf from a gorgeous yarn I got from an A. C. Moore on Long Island.
Love it! I can’t wait until its finished. I also finished two hats that I can add to my donation list.
I’m feeling really happy about this. I also just started my own Abalone cardigan. I don’t have a picture yet but I’ll post as that project looks less like a blob.
This is the Multnomah shawl. Minus the waves. I started this months ago and wanted to free my needles already. I still have some finishing work to do but I’m pretty happy with how it came out. Next time, I’ll make sure I make all the increases in the proper places!!!!
Now i need to go through my warddrobe and figure out what to wear with it!
So what did I accomplish knitting wise for the past two weeks? A hat. A measly hat. That’s kind of depressing. I was so busy with fieldwork and finals, etc. Ugh. I hope I can come back to my blog though!
So I totally meant to post my finished projects on Friday but I did not have time because I ended up at a partayyyyyy (yay). But I’m gonna post them here because I’m happy I have two new cowls! My seaming abilities are still terrible but they’re pretty easy to cover up with cowls so that’s alright. Here they are!
This is a twisted cowl I made from leftover wool/acrylic blend yarn. I made it a month ago and decided to sew it together yesterday.
This is another cowl I made a few weeks back that no needed to finish. I did such a terrible job with the finishing work but its not noticeable when the cowl is on. I love the mixed colors! I wanted to edit my fashion sense now that I’ve entered my twenties to be more trendy and girly and less tomboy/hipster-esque. And these are awesome pieces to start with!
I wear skirts and dresses a lot so I rarely have a reason to wear pants unless I’m bumming out. I want to kill the long granny skirts this year and wear more midi stuff this year. I need to go back to my boho and maxi skirt days!
And I’m working on some knit stuff for kids! Stay tuned my room will be filled with kiddie hats this week!
I must say this week was pretty productive. I’m almost done with the main body of my mom’s sweater. That thing up there? It’s a breakfast casserole. I made my own hashbrowns for it. It was delicious!!!!!!!
I am so sore right now. I’m gonna chill with my needles tomorrow!
Guys. I have sweater fever. I just finished that sweater with the cables. I searched long and hard for the pattern I based my finished product off of and I found it! Its the Super Birthday Sweater. Its my favorite raglan sweater pattern by far because its so easy to make adjustments. Look it up on ravelry!
Anyways, about my sweater fever. My mom wants a sweater now so I am working on one for her. Then I will want one! This is going to be insane. I’m gonna be a super grandma at the age of 20 and I don’t even care. Here’s the start of my moms sweater. She wants a turtleneck which is a change to the pattern. I’m also gonna delete waist shaping. I’m excited! Its her anniversary present!
Yup! I tried to get my dad to give me an idea of what he would like and he shrugged. I think men are impossible to knit for. My dad doesn’t do hats so that won’t work. I’ll just make him a nice sandwich 😛
I also want to make myself a cute skirt. That is on my list too. And I have three hat orders I should totally start……