A big thank you for all of the lovely blogiversary wishes~it truly has been a wonderful year, and I look forward to many more!
This week has been flying by, and unfortunately, I have not gotten the amount of knitting time that I need to function properly… until this morning. I have not made up for the deficit, but I did make some notable progress on my cardigan.
The Balmoral cardigan is now yoked together forever, for no one to tear asunder… The yoking was pretty simple, and I do like this method, as it only leaves a small little underarm bit to sew in the end. I have to pay attention to the raglan shaping as well as the decreasing for the front of the cardigan, which is not exactly the easiest task; however, so far so good. (See the puppy paws? Jenny loves to be in the shot!)
… and because it is hard to make out in the picture, here is the cardigan with a shirt underneath:
As you can see, I have a few more inches to go before finishing this baby up. Very little seaming to do in the end–the joy of a circular knit! Of course she will need a good blocking and then I can sew in the velvet rope around the cuffs, hem, and the waist tie.
So the knitting and blogging have been slow this week because a) school is taking a lot of my time up. I love it and don’t regret a thing–but it is hard to go to class after a full day at work. b) It is hot, and this kind of weather seriously takes it out of me. I am a delicate flower. c) Work is really busy as I am putting up an exhibit right now and d) I got my booklist for my Fall semester classes, and my jaw dropped. I have to buy 24 books for 2 classes. My internet time has been sucked up doing price comparisons for these books so that I am not completely destitute after this one semester. I am taking two history classes (not library science next semester–the whole double degree thing) and they are going to be hard. One is a survey prereq sort of class in general historiography; the other is Medieval Hagiography. So, maybe I will be St. Lolly after reading all of the books for this class?
However busy I may have been, I did manage to carve away a little time to spend with some great people.
|My sister, Sarah, came over last night. It was great to catch up with her. She has been very busy traveling and working this summer, and in a mere three weeks, she will be moving to North Carolina to start college. I am really going to miss her. She is planning to study Communications. This is a great choice for her — she loves to talk! (as an older sister, I have to say things like that, didn’t you know?)|
Of course, she will be coming back to Maryland often to see my parents and me, but it is hard to see both of my sisters leaving and settling far away. All three of us have always been very close.
Kris and I started the week off with some other great visitors: Jenna and her boyfriend, Cobra (this is his hardcore blog ID, we don’t want to reveal to much about him!) came over on Monday night for some dinner and fun. Jenna filled me in on her awesome workshop with Teva Durham, and we got a little knitting done… but I think we might have spend more time doing this:
Dancing and laughing! We got Kris and Cobra to join the fun too and had a dancing duel. It was a crazy night!
Back in knitting territory, I have started planning for some Christmas knits, hoping to avoid the rush I pulled off last Christmas (I bound off for my mom’s wrap a few minutes before we left to exchange gifts!) I know the fab family reads the blog, so no spoilers here, but I do have some cute things in mind, rest assured
Updated to add: CONTEST! I have seen other bloggers do this, so I thought it was my turn! I am close to having a landmark number in my comment tallies over the next few days… so, the person who reaches that magical number will get a special LOLLY surprise!