Sunday, September 30, 2007


It is cold and wet and nasty outside.
It is mucusy and sore in here.
It is also midterm week.

I am glad that I'm knitting garter stitch right now. (It's taking it's time, but should pick up once I get some academia out of the way)

Sunday, September 23, 2007


It is time for some housekeeping on this blog. I am going to playing around with some settings and layout, updating my blogroll and such over the next day or two, and hopefully I will be much happier with it when it is al done. I'm thinking about plunking in a haloscan commenting system, because blogger is starting to get on my nerves (I'm considering heading over to wordpress or typepad even, but it's not that bad yet). See you in a day or three!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Knitting Knews!

I have interesting things to talk about today! And photos!

Point the first: I finished knitting my Exchequeredesque scarf.

(sorry about the photo, I really need an assistant)

Time: About a month
Yarn: 4 skeins of Lana Grossa Cool Wool 2000. 2 in colour 514 (red) and 2 in 518 (yellow). I used almost every last inch. I had maybe 90 cm left over altogether.
Size: ~6' x 4.5"
Verdict: I kind of really love it. It is the perfect size for me. Double knitting really is not that hard! But it might have convinced me to learn to knit continental, as my arm is a little bit worn-out after six feet of 1x1 ribbing.

I tried to show the pattern shift that I charted in the photos, hope you can see it! (This scarf is so very warm and cozy, as I said before, I kind of really love it)


Ok. Other knitting!
Since I cast off my scarf, I had no other knits going on, and since I felt like a break from the knit-purl sequence, my thoughts drifted to something decidedly Zimmermann... And you see, a good friend of mine has a neice aged 2 and a half years, and the Tomten jacket is only a little bit adorable so I found myself hunting for pink yarn (apparently the child likes pink, I am not propagating the colour-bias of my own volition). For now I'll just leave it at a few photos, since it is just a few rows of Garter stitch, and will be so for a bit.

(speaking of cute, matching needles!

Oh, what the heck, let's have one more!

Take care peoples!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I. Love. Yogourt.

Thank you, and goodnight.

(oh, and don't overexcite yourselves, there isn't more to come. I just really really enjoy the versatility of yogourt. And I am aware of my unique spelling. There are some words that I just have to spell how they sound in my head.)

Thursday, September 13, 2007


So much for procrastination knitting gossip!
I don't know what it is about this year, but I have been working my tail off for classes since last Wednesday! I am mostly in first year courses again this term (pesky prerequisites), so it shouldn't be the level of work. I have no idea, but it is wearing me out already! This is just too weird for me...

Up until Wednesday I was dilligently bringing my knitting to campus with me and sneaking a few rows in (it even caused me to meet some new people this year for once), but on Wednesday, there was a bit of an accident. Don't worry, the yarn is ok, I happened to be the casualty this time. I was greasing up my bike chain before heading off to class in the morning and I guess I got distracted and let my hand slip a little too close to my front sprocket... Yeah, ow. My left index finger got caught between the front deraileur and the teeth on the biggest ring, so I now have two nice puncture marks on opposite sides of my finger (one is right in the middle of the pad, and the other is riiiiight below my nail). I have learnt that I cannot knit with any degree of comfort or speed with that finger bandaged, and it is also too tender still to knit with regardless. It's not like I was tearing through my scarf any way, but it was certainly coming along.

I promise to update with *something* interesting soon, but I have to go pull my Math Bars out of the oven now. (back in grade 12, we had these late night [8-10] math review sessions for our provincial exams, and I, for the life of me, couldn't hardly make it through the session without passing out. Then I came across some homemade granola bar recipes, and that saved me. Well, it kept me awake, I still did poorly. So now I have decided that the key to surviving math this year is going to be math snacks, and this week it's the good old Math Bars! I plan to experiment with various home-baked healthy goodies to keep my attention levels up)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

It hath return-ed

Right, my camera is back in town!
Anyway, it is like Exchequered, but not entirely. I've been playing with the pattern a bit for something more unique. I think I have a little over 2 feet left to knit, or whenever my yarn runs out.


Back to studying now!