Tuesday, November 30, 2004


A thousand apologies to those with slow connections

As promised! Finished rainbow sock #1 - now let's hope that the second sock doesn't take another 6 months :)


I know- murky picture of the jacket... and how about that look on my face! I'm very worried about taking a good picture apparently.... oh well- I'll take a better pic once I attach those toggles- right now I am using a stitch holder (resourceful, eh?)


ok- this isn't a very recent FO, but I did finish it a few weeks ago... I bought this cream wool in Madrid - I definetly make room in my suitcase for beautiful yarn- by the way, it looks bumpy because it is slub yarn (thick and thin style) not my fault- but beautiful texture


Big Mexiko arrived in the mail over Thanksgiving.... 10 50-gram balls doesn't seem like enough for a jacket. hrmm.

And finally- thank you MJ, now I have proof that I'm not babbling into the ether... I was feeling like the crazy cat woman on Simpsons (I have nothing against cats- although I'm badly allergic to most furry animals) but the muttering and outcries did bother the other law students in the library. Next time you swing down into Indiana, we'll have to meet up and... dare I say it? KNIT!

Friday, November 26, 2004



My jacket is all blocked and seamed! Sock #1 of the rainbow pair is finished! unfortunately, exams are in 2 weeks, so I may not start the second one for a while
a sock picture will be uploaded on Saturday night... and a picture of the jacket will go up once I find some sort of closures for the front- then you all might get to see my face (I know both of you are excited)
Anyway- I hope all you lurkers had a great Thanksgiving, and you all are probably taking advantage of those crazy holiday sales going on today and tommorow... as for holiday wish lists, elann.com has gift certificates (muhahahaha)

Monday, November 22, 2004


Webrings note

just so everyone knows.... the only webring button that works right now is Knittyheads- I'm still on the queue for the other two.


Court Memo #2 done!

I'm in a gerbil wheel! I finished the court memo that was due for Legal Writing, and an hour later they give us the final for the same class. damn it. And here I thought I'd only have to outline and catch up with reading over Thanksgiving. I can just see it now... I get home, turn around and end up getting work done at the public library all weekend- if they're open that is. Do I sound bitter? Well, I am. I'm sick of the hazing ritual. It's not funny anymore people!
(breathe in, breathe out...) okay, I'm better. really. I'm going to spend the weekend working my ass off in between bites of delicious food (mmm....food)
I may have to fight the sibling and father for web time- so no promises if I will post. But I will try- and who knows, maybe I'll even finish a sock this weekend!
Oh yes- also, Big Mexiko shipped.... so it might be waiting for me- and of course I'll give you a close up look
(yeah, I'm a tease)

Sunday, November 21, 2004


Sock Progress during...

Same sock, 24 hours later (after watching Elf with friends) quick specs on the project- Bernat Sox, 60% Acrylic and 40% Nylon in Crazy Hot. The pattern I'm using is on the label- although if I could go back I would make the ankle part of the socks at least 2 more inches taller. oh well, if there's ever another pair...
In other news, I went to the knitting guild meeting at Borders (Stranded in Michiana) An extremely nice group of ladies, Elizabeth was there, and so was Chris (from the meetup.com group) All working on a range of fabulous projects. The next meeting is after finals, so I may see if one of the law students I'm teaching to crochet wants to come to learn to knit.
Anyway- Court Memo is due at 9am tomorrow... and I have to get cracking. I'll post again Monday night (for my non-existent faithful readers. (I know there's at least one of you!) Lurkers!


Sock progress before...

So this is how much I had finished on Friday- I picked it up about 2 inches into the ribbing... Last night while watching a movie, I turned the heel (picture pending)

Also- today at 1pm is the knitters guild meeting- Stranded in Michiana, 1 pm at Borders on Grape.

Saturday, November 20, 2004


Legal Research is OVER!

So last night 179 law students went out together drinking to celebrate the end of our first exam. What did I do? I came home and knit. - actually first I went to my apartment and cleaned out my fridge, which during the last few days broke and all the food went horribly, horribly bad- and then I went back to my bf's house and knit to make myself feel better about how rancid my apartment smells. Okay- gross story is over, now for pictures!

almost finished with the jacket.. must resist desire to stitch together before blocking!

So after I finished this jacket I picked up a project from the stash...

These cute socks are a perpetual WIP, rainbow colored socks for a friend- I worked about an inch and a half.
I hate them! but I love my friend! oh the dilemma

Thursday, November 18, 2004


Mishawaka meetup group

Last night at Lula's was fun! Casey- another law school knitter, joined me on my first visit to this group... they hadn't met for a while, but Elizabeth took over the organization of the meetup.com group and began from scratch. But there I was working on gi-normous needles (size 13- yuck) while these women were working on 2s and 3s- Elizabeth is working on a Christmas present, and a flowerbasket shawl(in the most beautiful Shetland mix of browns and greens- it sounds gross, but trust me, it's divine) and Casey is working on a sweater for her Chihuahua. Chris was the third knitter, and she was working on a sweater that looked like the little sister of Lionbrand Homespun, but was actually bought from her sister (who is now insanely jealous-jk) It looks so warm and cuddly, and is asymmetric, so it's pretty funky- I loved it!
My memory is fuzzy with names, so I don't remember the woman who brought Chris, but she brought her newest addiction- socks made out of self striping yarn. I've only done one pair of socks- and it was completely frustrating (I love the process, but I also like progress) But Elizabeth stepped up and could explain why the pattern was telling her to do something strange. Turns out the pattern called for a waffle-like pattern on the heel to make it stronger. Go figure- I don't think I would have figured that one out.

ok- final for Legal Research tomorrow- I'll be back after 6p to write how awful I did. (not that anyone is actually reading this- heh) And I'll post a picture of how far I am with the sleeves- ooo, reason to come back, eh?

Wednesday, November 17, 2004


Straight But Not Narrow

the t-shirt is for a group protest against the University's refusal to recognize NDAlliance- the LGBT group- hundreds of people on campus are wearing bright orange shirts to support these students.
I don't think that "fine by me" is the optimal message to be sending- I would rather wear a more supportive, accepting and positive t-shirt. But this is the t-shirt NDAlliance created, and I am going to support them wholeheartedly.

And... by the way- knitting content of the day is above... I frogged about 7 inches of the sleeves I was working on(tension was to loose)- and started again. :P oh well- that's life.

OH! I almost forgot- if you're in the area, a new local knitting group is meeting tonight 7pm at Lula's coffeeshop- check out the details at meetup.com

Tuesday, November 16, 2004


The results are in...

Knitting Guru
You appear to be a Knitting Guru. You love knitting
and do it all the time. While finishing a piece
is the plan, you still love the process, and
can't imagine a day going by without giving
some time to your yarn. Packing for vacation
involves leaving ample space for the stash and
supplies. It can be hard to tell where the yarn
ends and you begin.

What Kind of Knitter Are You?
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Monday, November 15, 2004


On my spindle

this beautiful color isn't really photogenic. It's much darker than the picture appears- much closer to navy shot through with purple and red. This is my first spinning attempt; I'm self taught- so pointers would be appreciated :)


I just ordered the required skeinage for this jacket- my mom saw it and absolutely flipped out, she loved it so much. It was going to be a Christmas present, but Big Mexiko is backordered 4-6 weeks... um, Happy Easter?



Law school content of the day- I completely forgot that this was Amnesty week, and since I had a career services meeting this morning, I missed the person taking $ outside the door for Civ Pro. (give $2 per class per day for charity and you're guaranteed not to get called on) Fortunately, I was not called on- I will remember for Wednesday's class! I'm on call anyway Tuesday and Thursday for Contracts- so my name is mud.

ok- knitting content! I unfortunately didn't get to work on my lovely jacket yesterday- between fooling around with pictures and actually reading and studying, it was not possible. However, I did get to spin for about 5 minutes- not much I know, but 5 is better than none.
I'm still working on making an archive of FO's - they're coming, Scout's honor.

Sunday, November 14, 2004


1st posting ever!

So while I should be studying for the Legal Research final exam (on Friday) or doing reading for Civ Pro (tommorow at 9am) instead I've decided to take the plunge and start a blog.
Since starting law school, I have become a professional procrastinator, and I read knitting and spinning related blogs instead of doing work. So here I am- adding my 2 cents.

today's knitting content-
my current project (one of many WIP)
I'm working on a Schoeller und Stahl pattern from the fall/winter 2003-04 "winterchic"
It's a fitted woman's jacket (#16) with extra long sleeves and a funky collar... I have just the arms left to finish- so you'll probably get a picture by next weekend :)
Of course I'm using a substitute yarn I found this summer in Geneva- (my older sister lives in Switzerland and I was visiting/traveling) It is heaven- soft, fluffy blue-gray wool plyed with a narrow shot of almost emerald green. Beautiful stuff- on sale for 1 Euro each (I bought all the yarn left in the dye lot= 16 balls heh heh) I was going to make a blanket, but the pattern called to me - so I answered.
Anyway- back to studying now...

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