Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Va va voom dilemma...

I'm nearly finished the front of my va va voom sweater.Of course, as I was working the second side of the neck I realized that I made a bit of a booboo on the first side. Since I'm the perfectionist that I am I can't just leave it like that... It will be ripped some time this afternoon I'm sure.

So the dilemma I have once I finish the front is moving on to the sleeves. I have the option to make them either full length sleeves or three-quarter length. It's a toss up for me. Three-quarter would be cute, but full length would be warmer.

So, friends, what do you think? Full length or three-quarter?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A story in pictures...

Wow, where do I begin? How about with some good 'ole knitting? I finished these socks before I even left for Seattle. They're a bit of a pain to get on, but it's so worth it! Talk about comfortable.

Here's the progress I've made so far on the va-va-voom sweater (I just now decided to call it that... thought it would be fitting)I'm about to start the increases for the side shaping and not to long after that comes the split in the front: oo-la-la!

I'm much more comfortable with smaller projects when traveling so I started another pair of socks on my way to Seattle. This is yarn from one of the venders at Rhinebeck. I am thoroughly in love with it.The colors don't pool at all. It's everything a variegated sock should be!

Speaking of Seattle, we went to a couple of yarn shops there and to continue my love of sock knitting, I bought a skein of Trekking. Isn't it purty? The colors are so subtle, I'm really interested to see how they turn out. So let me tell you about Seattle...

In the plane we saw the most gorgeous views!Jill and I proved on our first day that the sun does shine in Seattle.We went to the Science Center where I made friends with a grub...And did some fake rock climbing...Only to be followed by some real rock climbing at REI...I got a little excited about the Space Needle...Then we both got excited about the Space Needle...We went to Pike Place Market and the Aquarium....where I became an octopus...And we went to the zoo... where they thought we were animals and put us in cages...Basically, I had the best time with Jill in Seattle... I couldn't ask for a better friend.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Where I've been in '06

I must say, my winter break has not turned out in any way, shape or form the way I imagined it would. I had visions of long days with nothing to do but knit and catch up on movies I didn't have time to see while school was in. I imagined I'd be able to blog so much more because I'd have so much knitting done that I just had to show it off! It's funny how what actually happens is no where near our imaginary visions.

Ever since New Year's Eve, which, by the way, was the first New Year's Eve that I actually celebrated as a person my age would (I celebrated more than I've celebrated in the whole of 2005 I think!) I have been on the go, visiting friends, visiting my parents, working, going on dates (it's definitely time to move on) running errands and now, this Sunday I'll be going to Seattle. I really can't complain because it's great to have such a full life, surrounded by wonderful people, but I dread what's to come. Yet another semester without a single day off from either work or school, where I have no social life to speak of. It's as if I tried to cram my entire semester worth of social activities into just a few weeks.

I have to admit, I'm woefully behind in my bloglines. I just haven't been spending as much time in front of the computer. I'll do my best to remedy that once I'm back from Seattle and hopefully I'll have some excellent pictures to show!

By the way, I started a sweater... Someday, it just might look like this only less blurry...