Saturday, December 22, 2007

as fast as i can

Thursday, December 20, 2007

4 days left—it's crunch time

oh crap oh crap oh crap on a crap cracker (ten points if you can name that quote)

i can't believe it's December 20th. i swear i thought i had at least a week left to finish my knits. i have the body to the armscye and one sleeve done on the cobblestone sweater and only about a third of the shawl finished:

both of these items need time for blocking and wrapping up. i did however finish a pair of house socks:

it's gonna be a late night on dec. 24th.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

you know you're a knitter when...

you see a movie and all you remember is how many knits there were.

was the movie good? um. i don't know, but there was a really cute hat and a ton of knitted things that i stared at and tried to figure out which yarns they used and if i could replicate it.

this hat for instance:
(from the Golden Compass)

the hat the girl is wearing was so adorable that i want to knit one up right now. Of course, i know that i need to do all my Christmas knitting first but i really want to give that hat a try. it looks like it's just a stockinette rectangle that's seamed in the back and yarn is used to tie it down. (I saw a sneak peek of this movie last Sunday, and i much prefer pride and prejudice or even Narnia, but the knits were super fun)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

morale booster aka stash enhancement

i was getting burnt out on the Christmas knitting and i needed a pick-me-up. right after i finished taking the CBEST (it's only 100 multiple choice and two essays but it still took me 3 hours to complete, ugh) i hit up heartstrings yarn studio and scored on the discounted yarn section.

Rowan RYC Soft Lux, 10 balls half-price

Cascade Indulgence, 5 balls half-price

Louet Gems Pearl in Eggplant, 2 hanks

Plymouth Encore Chunky, 5 balls

So now i have no excuse for the Christmas knitting blues. now back to that knitting.