Tuesday, September 30, 2008


It has been pointed out to me, by more than one source, that I have not been updating my knitting blog. Sadly, I haven't been doing that much knitting...school comes first.

Speaking of school, got my first major grade back today...an A...95! HOORAY! I think I am getting a handle on this school thing...

I am almost finished with the little baby sweater vest, I just have to sew up the sides and knit the ribbing on the arm holes. I *think* I did pretty well with the ribbing on the collar, we shall see. It is my goal to bring a finished sweater to the yarn store on Friday.

I started another dalek while I was reading my articles for class, when was that...Sunday? (Yes I can read and knit at the same time)

My entrelac afghan is continuing to grow, although I haven't worked on it since my friends came to visit from out of town the other weekend.

I am hoping my Thursday and Friday can be full of knitting this week...aka not a lot of homework.

Oh yes, I need to finish the blue and yellow fauxhawk hat. I wrote the directions on how to make the fauxhawk part on my excel spreadsheet and I don't seem to be able to open Excel files on my computer right now, so I will have to figure out the number from scratch again.

No pictures this time, I am too lazy to grab the camera...maybe this weekend?


I want to get my hands in that hair!

Monday, September 15, 2008


What is this thing called knitting? OK, so it wasn't quite that bad, but I think I actually did NO knitting for an entire WEEK...that is like an addict going cold turkey. At one point I actually fanatsized about knitting while I was reading for class. Yeah, it was that bad!

The first week of classes and orientations left me with little time to study let alone knit. I HAD to put the needles aside to get my homework done. Hey, even I have priorities! But after that first wave of homework things have settled down considerably. I CAN KNIT.

So I have been working on a few things...

I finished the back of the baby sweater I am knitting and began the front. I finished the knitting on the blue/yellow skull fauxhawk and have made a start on the fauxhawk part.

I have also been working on the the entrelac afghan. Here is how it looks now:

I love's it.

I have also managed to make a new pair of armwarmers for myself. I have been wearing my Rose's wristwarmers in class because I have been cold. Here are the Rose's wristwarmers.

THey are great, and I love them, but they are a little short, leaving a good 2 to 3 inches of arm below my elbow, nekkid...exposed...cold. So I decided to make some longer wristwarmers. I used the pattern I used for B_'s armwarmers, added a thumb and they they were.

Done in a weekend so I can wear them in class today. I won't lie, I knit them WHILE I was reading for class. Yeah, I can read and knit at the same time...especially when the pattern is a simple stockinette stitch in the round. I used the Cascade 220 Superwash wool leftover from David Tennant's dalek! They should be nice and warm.

SOme people have asked. David's dalek went into the mail the week before I started school. We shall see how long it will take to get a response!


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Girl and Her Fauxhawk

I have pictures of the first finished skull fauxhawk hat and its new owner.

Great, huh? I absolutely LOVE it!

Got a decent amount of knitting done this Labor Day weekend...

I FINISHED the Clapotis shawl...loverly! I will probably take a picture of it and post it here before I block it.

I also finished the shell and appendages of the pink dalek. Now I have to start stuffing and complete the base. I will add a picture later.

I have helped my friend, J_ start a new knitting project. Now that she is married she can finally knit her man something. Her husband is a HUGE Pittsburgh Steelers fan, so I got her started on a yellow and black hat for him to wear. She is the tighest knitter I have EVER come across...and I don't know how to help her make it better...sigh...

Today is the orientation for my major at the University of San Diego. Yeah, I SEARCHED for a backpack that had two large pockets so I could bring my knitting with me to school. I can't imagine being without it. I have packed the second skull fauxhawk for today.

Wish me luck!