Monday, November 12, 2007

spinning and midterms

A five-day midterm had me in the house for the whole weekend! I needed a few breaks, though, and I finally finished spinning some wool I started working on in Maryland but haven't devoted much time to recently. It's very thin and slubby, but I love the colors. Perhaps a bumpy blue and green scarf is in my future!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

soft, purple and on sale!

This Debbie Bliss alpaca/silk is unbelievably soft and was on clearance at Webs! I suspect they discontinued the color. I bought it unsure of what to do with it, and it turned into this narrow scarf for my college roommate's birthday. I knit it side to side (the long way) using an alternating seed stitch/ garter stitch pattern, which gave the scarf a nice bumpy effect that you can't really see in the picture.

I haven't been knitting or posting quite as much as I'd like because graduate school bears a reasonably strong resemblance to Hobbes' description of life - except for the short part. But I'm slowly chipping away at a big knitting project, so stay tuned!