Sunday, March 9, 2008

Still studying...

I can not wait for this exam to be over. I am really spending some major time studying when I really want to finish my socks (they have been put on hold under this test is passed!). So, until then, they sit on the ottoman taunting me in their see through case.

There have been quite a few things going on in the past couple of weeks, I'll bring you up to speed on a couple of items.

First the Loopy order:
  • 2 Skeins of Panda Cotton, Ivory - I plan on using this to try out Kool-Aid Dying.
  • 1 Hank of HandMaiden SeaSilk in Renaissance colorway
  • Loopy! She is a plush ewe with a shirt that reads "A Little Loopy". I mean after buying yarn and having a stash, who isn't a little loopy? :-) If you feel the need, you can buy one from The Loopy Ewe.
We also had a large celebration for my Grammie's 85th birthday! She has always enjoyed receiving handmade items. In knowing that my talents are quilting, knitting, beading and a tad of sewing I was a bit limited in what I could actually pull off in less than a week. A quilt - no way! Beads - well I have made her many items already and I really wanted to knit her something. However, we know how long it takes me to knit things, so..

I had a skein of Panda Cotton in the Roses colorway and felt that this would be perfect with her white hair. I decided on a neck cozy, something small enough for me to finish - yet in using a few YO's I could integrate a lace design. Off to the needles and a few hours later I had this:

(sorry for the poor photo...haven't had time to correct it)

I learned a few things on this project, how to make a knitted buttonhole and how to pick up a couple of dropped stitches, one of which included a YO.

Well I have to get back to the books, as this break time was a tad longer than I should have taken.

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