24 July, 2008

My Blog Ate My Homework

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:52 pm by rynserenity

Whew, I’m back everyone! My computer has been having some… er, issues with the WordPress software, but I believe that everything’s been sorted out, judging by the fact that my test post showed up.

Well, holy dang, it’s been a while since my last post! Almost a month, in fact. That is totally not acceptable. I could have a laundry list of excuses for you, but we’ll just skip right past that. My parents are on vacation, and therefore have the camera, but I can give you some rather out-dated pictures, and fill you in on what else is happening, knitting-wise.

First, the stuff that’s got pictures, which is sadly, not many. I have been making lots o’ progress on The Grey Beast, working all the way through Clue 4 and getting halfway through Clue 5 (the picture only shows Clue 4, though):

and a closeup (kinda):

I love all the ways the triangles within triangles build upon each other– it’s even more obvious in Clue 5, which I hope to have pictures for you tomorrow.

Remember when I mentioned I had startitis? Well, here’s the result of that:

Can’t tell what it is yet? Here’s a zoom-out:

Yep. I finally jumped on the bandwagon (about two years behind everyone) and cast on for a Clapotis. I had two skeins of Cotton-Ease that I’d gotten for my birthday, and thought it would make a perfect summer-y scarf/wrap (swrap? wrarf?). It’s definitely too short for a real stole, but it’s a great scarf, all drape-y and slinky and fun. Dropped stitches for the win!

Sadly, I believe that’s all the actual pictures I have to projects right now, but in my absence, I also:

*Finally, finally cast on for the Tangled Yoke Cardigan, one of my most-coveted sweaters. I am most of the way through the body (only one more decrease section to go), and am going to start the sleeves as soon as I buy another US 5 circular needle from work (I only have one, it’s rather large, and it’s being used).

*Speaking of work, we opened our doors a few weeks ago, and we have been busy, lemme tell you! I took advantage of my “double discount day” and picked up a copy of Knitting Vintage Socks, a Susan Bates Sock Set (yes, I’m linking to the JoAnn.com page. I do work there, after all), and a sweater’s amount of the most gorgeous, peacock blue Country, from naturallycaron.com. It is so soft and comfy, I can’t decide what to make with it yet! I’m contemplating the Titania top, though…

*To make room for the new, delicious yarn (and all the stuff to follow it, I’m sure), I reorganized my stash! More on that tomorrow, but let me say, it takes up a lot less room, and some summer camp kids will be very happy with the Thrift Store Arcrylic I put in the Goodwill truck last week.

I believe that’s all I can give you in terms of an update, so I’ll hit publish and pray that works. Let’s hope I can get another, actual post up tomorrow, with real pictures and everything! Someday, I’ll be a Real Blogger, with actual content and stuff. Okay, here goes!



Posted in Uncategorized at 7:28 pm by rynserenity

Hello? Is anybody out here? Bueller?