Friday, August 31, 2007

where did summer go?

i was not ready to go back to school this week. there are a lot of things i need to accomplish in the next two weeks and it's seriously freaking me out. summer came and went so quickly and i'm really wishing that all i had to do was knit all day long.

instead i'm freaking out and frantically pulling together everything i need to apply to the teaching credential program at CSU Chico. (a friend says i shouldn't be so worried, they need science teachers in california, you know.) Despite school starting, working part time, and freaking out in between i managed to knit on the tangled yoke cardigan... but how?

this is how.

sandwiched between pens, pencils and notebooks sits the tangled yoke cardigan. EVERY free minute i had was spent on the cardigan. i got some strange looks and a few "what's that you're making?" questions.

i'm almost done with the body before setting it aside to make the sleeves.
these pictures are lame cuz they're from my phone, but you get the idea. also i messed up on the decreasing and it's spaced out incorrectly but you know, i don't really care. it doesn't look deformed when it's wrapped around my body. my row gauge is off and i had an issue with bad math and some impatience but i'm still in love with this cardigan. the yarn fumes must have dopamine in them.

Friday, August 17, 2007

tangled yoke begins!

can eunny do wrong? because the tangled yoke is so right. even the simple garter rib is completely enjoyable. the simplicity is beautiful.

(elsebeth lavold silky wool #02)
i think it's love. young love to be sure. ask me again when the stockinette begins...

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Slouch Version 2.0

The second slouch for coco is finished and ready for shipment!

Pattern: le slouch by wendy bernard
Yarn: Rowan summer tweed in Smoke
Needles: size 8 and 9 dpns
Mods: none!

This slouch is just as fun and satisfying as the first one, except this time i bought enough yarn to make one for myself in the same smoke colorway...yipee!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Le Slouch part deux

Coco loves her yellow slouch. So does her roommate.

As you can imagine, Coco and the roomie can't wear the yellow slouch at the same time. So a grey slouch was requested and is on the needles.

again, i'm using rowan summer tweed, this time in Smoke. it's a lovely yarn and it's really just perfect for this slouch. saving the day is so much fun :)