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Perhaps inspired by the almost instant completion of Katie’s sweater, I got this weird urge to finish stuff. Those fuzzy, blue slippers/socks that I “finished” a while back? They’ve been languishing in a forgotten corner of my knitting basket, waiting for a paltry THREE INCHES to be seamed up. Anyways I finished them for real and here they are in all their warm, fuzzy glory.
These are going to be a significant source of joy in the coming winter months.
As the title says, I have indeed finished Katie’s sweater. I wasn’t able to get a shot of her wearing it, so I’ll have to upload one later. Here is a passable picture of the sweater lying folding on the kitchen table.
Pattern: Hooded Knitted Sweater in Lion Brand Homespun
Katie loves her sweater so much that I fear it will never get washed. It always makes me happy when people like my knitted presents.
So… a lot happened in the space of time that I haven’t been blogging. My favorite of these things would definitely have to be the Punkin’ Partee at my parents house. (please excuse the excessive amount of pictures to follow)
Ryan trying to carve Darth Vader. (It didn’t work very well.)
I look funny in this picture. My pumpkin has geese
Katie was very proud of her pumpkin. (And VERY possessive.)
The pretty, lit-up pumpkins!
Here is an example of what has been keeping me from blogging (besides family fun and housework): school. This is a project that has taken up quite a bit of time in the last few weeks. It’s a relief sculpture of snakes that I made in red clay. It’s now waiting to become bone dry so I can put it in the kiln.
I have been doing a lot of ceramic work at school lately, but unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) I haven’t taken any pictures of it.
I have actually been knitting a lot, though not on the things that I was *supposed* to (socks and mittens, curse you!). I followed the urge to knit a sweater for my baby sister, Katie (pictured above with her precious pumpkin). The sweater is very close to being done, I just need to add the hood and finish a sleeve and a half. The pattern is Lion Brand’s “Hooded, Knitted Sweater” and since I’ve been using the called-for bulky weight yarn, it has been a very quick knit, indeed. I got past the bust shaping on Wicked and I still love it.
If all goes well, you’ll be seeing some pictures of both projects very soon. (I felt like you guys might be about picture-d out for now.) Happy knitting, all!
Oh, one more thing: if you desire more photographic content, you can check out my Picasa web album.
Sorry my lack of content lately… life has been crazy. I’m planning on getting some pictures of stuff later today, so perhaps tomorrow there will be a “real” update.
I got my caffeine swap package! It’s so nice, thanks Chelsey! In case you can’t see from the picture, Chelsey Blair sent me some really yummy coffee and walnut bars, a coffee cup dishcloth, Starbucks holiday blend, Knit Picks Swish Superwash in Wisteria, Debbie Bliss merino DK, and some Jojoland Melody (a picture here). Oh, and a coffee cup, too!
On a different note, I realize it has been a very long time since my last post, however, I don’t think I have many readers so it doesn’t matter. In case I do have readers, here are my excuses:
NHM#7 has made some progress. (You can’t tell, but I made it to the beginning of the main chart on the second mitten!)
Since the women’s mohair hoodie bit the dust, I’ve started a new sweater. It is the famous Wicked and I’m using Berrocco Ultra Alpaca (which really should be illegal… It’s like a drug).
I’m also working on some Baby Tube Socks in Elann Esprit. They are for my friend, Anna, who is having a baby this month. Also, the booties pictured below are for Anna.
So you see, I’ve been busy! Knitting!