Monday, August 31, 2009

I'm alive, I swear

It has been a ridiculously long time since my last post. I've gotten a bit away from knitting lately, but the college semester is starting up again and I think I'll be doing more of it now--riding the subway to and from my co-op research position. I've got a lot to talk about!

My only real in-progress knit is a pair of Pomatomus that have been going, in different incarnations, for a few years now. They're very nearly done though, so here's a shoddy webcam pic of the first. Soon there should be a shoddy webcam pic of the pair!
Additionally, I bought a fountain pen a few weeks back, and I love it. It's a Lamy Safari in special-edition pink.
I also got black ink refills because the pen originally came with blue and I'm not a huge fan of anything other than deep, dark black for writing in my journal. And this, of course, brings me to another point: I just entered a contest over on Denise's blog, Lost City Knits. Maybe it was the impetus for me to post...but hey, it was a good one! I want to keep going, I forgot that blogging is fun. Till next time...

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I swear, knitting soon

Physics is tomorrow at 2:30 pm, EST. Please be thinking good thoughts for me, or sending good physics karma my way if at all possible. This is a devil-class. 

That is all.

Regular summer programming to resume shortly.

Monday, May 04, 2009


It's finals week and I'm a little bit freaked out. All of the coursework for my fiction-writing seminar is done, and I'm currently studying for one of my three remaining finals.

Left to do are Molecular Analysis, Introductory Physics II, and Intro Statistics. I'll be sooo glad to be done on Friday, let me tell you.

My roommate just told me I'm a very violent typer. I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the mental state brought on by this time of year...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lots of Stuff

I'm not feeling particularly verbose at the moment, so here are some photos for anyone who might stumble on my poor neglected blog:

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Touch of Whimsy scarf I knit for this winter out of Cascade Eco+.

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Baroness Beret out of KP Wool of the Andes in Mist.

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Amazing swap package from bellasocks on Ravelry: Cookie A International Valentine's Day Swap.

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A closer shot of the Koigu...isn't it beautiful?!

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My first socks ever: Patons Kroy sock yarn that I dyed from natural with Kool-Aid and knit into toe-up short-row anklets. I like a heel flap much better, now.

Specific details are all on my projects page on Ravelry: I'm "socomfyhere" over there.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Going Back

So my winter break is pretty much over: classes start up again on Monday.  I did get a few things finished, knitting-wise, so I'll post pics and specs soon.  Sorry I've been so quiet, there have been a lot of changes around here lately.  First and foremost, BF has been out of the picture for a while now.  I'm getting used to it, but that explains most of the silence.  Also in that time I've gotten a haircut, knit a beret, and finished a scarf.  So expect more from me, pretty soon!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Finished Object!

I'm rather bored of break, already.  I know, that's totally lame, I should enjoy the time to myself.  But BF went across a few continents and his internet access is spotty, BFF works a lot, and my family is driving me nuts.  So I'm holing up in my room, knitting and listening to podcasts and reading.  Not a bad way to pass time, but I sure do wish BF was here.

I finished this Gloria Cowl in about a day and a half, using the STR mediumweight that BF gave me back in September as a birthday gift.  I *love* Chapman Springs!

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And here it is on me.  It took like 18 shots to get a good one, but once I started I couldn't just give up and use a crappy photo...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Finals Week...

I've been pretty stressed lately, but luckily yesterday I sold back my Economics textbook and got surprised with $80 back! So I then promptly went to Ravelry and bought a skein of mediumweight STR in Bella Coola, as retail therapy for the stressed-out-ness.  Then, looking through the other projects people have made with that same yarn, I realized how perfect it is for the Pomatomus pattern.  Since I was pretty unsatisfied with my Pomatomus-in-progress I decided to rip it and got some further catharsis from the school-induced stress.  Only one more test!