Saturday, April 28, 2007

I'm still here!

You'll be happy to know I'm not dead.... yet. The school work is kicking my butt at the moment, not to mention all the traveling. I'm sitting here wondering where the heck April went! The end is in sight though. Just a week and a half of classes left, then finals and then it's graduation time. *sigh* I can't wait.

I didn't get nearly as much knitting done as I thought I would. Probably because a lot of the driving was at night... I guess I didn't account for that, but oh well. Right now I'm working on the edging to my Print 'O the Wave stole. I just wish I had known before I started it that there was an error in the pattern. I kept thinking I was crazy because I was counting it and redoing it and counting it again and according to the pattern it was supposed to work out, but according to my knitting I had one extra stitch. Let me just tell you, the internet is a wonderful thing. I found the error through a quick google search and now I'm back on track and in no danger of pulling my hair out from frustration.

I also started a pair of socks on the trip, because as we all know, socks are the best for traveling knitting.The yarn is Trekking and the pattern is pretty much just one I'm making up. It's just a traveling rib cable pattern. I plan on making the second sock a little different by knitting the cable in the opposite direction. In my head it's gonna look great, we'll see how it looks in reality when I'm finished, and let's be honest, that won't be until well after school's over.

Before ending this post I'd like to show you my favorite picture from the trip to NYC. We went to that American Natural History Museum on our last day there and they had an exhibt all about butterflies. You basically walked into a room filled with live butterflies from all over the world. I have to admit, I have a thing for butterflies so naturally I took a lot of pictures. My best one I didn't even realize was my best until I got home and looked at the pictures on my computer. I was just randomly snapping a picture of the butterfly in the foreground only to find out later my camera focused on the one in the background. Sometimes mistakes can be good things!

On a sidenote, I just wanted everyone to know I haven't been commenting on anyone's blog because right now I just don't have time. As soon as school is finished I plan on reading up on what everyone's been up to this past month. I just wanted to let you all know I haven't forgotten about you!

11 comments:

Bean said...

yay! you're not dead! I love that butterfly picture. And the sock- looks awesome! I really need to get some major knitting time in this summer. I can't wait until I get to see you more often. THIS WILL BE FUN! Oh yeah- good luck on finals :)

Laurie said...

I knew you were out there, somewhere!

FANTASTIC photo. Nature ROCKS!

Can't wait to hear more.

Good luck with your finals.

Leigh said...

I like that butterfly photo too, and also your new sock pattern. I am so impressed that you can make it up as you go along.

keri said...

Glad to see you're still around and doing ok. Love the trekking yarn with that pattern!

Felicia said...

That is a beautiful butterfly mistake!

Lynne said...

Good luck with this last bit of school then exams! Then you can have a bit of a relax/vacation I hope and catch up with us. :-)

Paper said...

I was just thinking of you this weekend--I went to the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. The zebras were gorgeous and I adore the big cats, but the apes and monkeys were so cool. (Even the male drill who woke up from a nap in, well, the state so many men do...) There were signs explaining that they'd put cardboard in the monkey & ape cages because in nature they spend a lot of time chewing & digesting fibrous and largely non-nutritive food.

ellie said...

I hear you on the busy. Have a great end of the semester!

jackie said...

Beautiful picts! And I'm in pretty much the same boat as you. My last class is tomorrow and last day of work is next Wednesday. Thne I may start posting more often.
Congratulation on you eminent graduation!

Knittripps said...

When we were in NYC 2 years ago we went to the Natural History Museum and I was very impressed. The butterfly exhibit sounds amazing!

LisaB said...

Great butterfly pics. Love those photo "accidents"!

Good to hear that you are still out there kicking! (As if there was any doubt). :)

Best of luck with your finals. You are in the home stretch!