a FO and thoughts

Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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Hey look! another Tomten jacket!
This one took forever to knit, for a variety of reasons:
-I only knit it at work (it's a store sample)
-I knit it during the end of term hell
-it's plain garter stitch. easy but boring!
But, it's finished now, and it looks beautiful. it's so soft too, which surprises me, as I'm not usually a fan of cotton.
Yarn: Estelle Cloud Cotton 5 balls (three MC, one of each of the others)

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I spun this yarn up ages ago, but never blogged it. it's a light worsted, and it's been so long, I forget how many yards. There's lots though. It's Dyed in the Wool Handmade roving, which I bought back in September and spun up. It needs to be something. I'm thinking maybe mitered handwarmers, or part of a scarf.

Next up: I'm thinking of jumping on the Whisper Cardigan bandwagon. Because I don't quite have enough mindless projects on the go, right? This is the yarn I have in my stash that would work:
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I think it might be too variegated. Thoughts?
I can't really justify shelling out any money for another ball for it (say, of the Tanis laceweight we just got in at the Sheep!) because I'm painfully broke this summer due to working for free, and paying tuition, and all the money I have left has to go to things like rent, and food. So, if this yarn won't work for it, I'll just have to do it another time!

Last week of freedom : (

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 4:31 PM
I start my internship on Monday at the Royal Ontario Museum - in the Chinese culture section. I will be working with 19th century Chinese photographs for June - scanning, and re-housing them, then in July I will be working with a collection of Indian photographs - cataloging and researching the photographers. I am looking forward to it, but it does mean that my staying up all night, knitting and watching Battlestar Galactica, and sleeping all day will have to come to an end.
I'm only six episodes away from the end of BSG anyways!

Gabby

Gabby, the classiest kitty around, is having a rough month. First, she cut up her toenail, and it was bleeding, and raw, and I had to wash it out with salt water every night. Then, lately, she's been losing her winter coat, i guess, and that combined with her eating fleece whenever I turn my back on here whilst spinning means that she's been coughing up hairballs all over the house, most notably, on the loveseat. grr.

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Long weekend

Every weekend lately has been a long weekend for me! No school, my internship hasn't started yet, and only working at the Sheep 2 or three days a week means I've got a lotta free time on my hands! 

What have I been doing? That's a good question actually, as I don't have much to show for it! 

On the knitting front, I'm working on a fair-isle sweater that is not photo-worthy, as I'm only working on the body, and 250+ stitches of stockinette in the round isn't that interesting to knit or photograph. 

I'm also working on an Ishbel, in Koigu, and am afraid that i'm going to run out of yarn. And... the infamous Dr. Who scarf is about 7+ feet long... getting there! 

I have been sleeping in - one of my favourite things to do ever, which I never get enough time to do. I could seriously sleep all day and be perfectly happy!

I've finished reading three of the vampire books that True Blood is based off of, and while they don't suck entirely, they are pretty trashy reading. Tonight, i am starting to read this: 


I will let you know how it is!