Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Summer Knitting Goals & a Contest Link

The Capelet has been completed. A quick trip to the dye vat (okay...just a teensy saucepan in my kitchen) and it will be ready for display.
I'm going to dye it using the Koolaid that my SP sent to me. Anyone who has dyed Patons Classic Wool with Koolaid? Would appreciate any advice flung this way.

Here is a list of my Summer Knitting Goals:
  1. Undo and redo OSW
  2. Complete another pair of footies
  3. Knit a tank for myself
  4. Design something and knit it!
  5. Knit a Swallowtail shawl

I know that it's a rather short list, but reasonable I think. I'm not a very fast knitter so I think these would be doable and help me keep my rule of one project at a time. Of course, it's subjected to amendment at any given time :D

Now for some fun. CONTEST TIME

Ali is holding a very cool contest on her blog. Go check it out. Here is the link.

ALSO, do mention that you saw this contest from my blog, as every referral will get you an extra entry!! How's that for coolness?!

Contest runs till the end of May.

GOOD LUCK everyone!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

A little bit of this & that

That's what I've been doing all week.

Okay...not all week but isn't it such fun? Hand wound centre pull balls (no, I do not have a ball winder).

From bottom left, clockwise:
Knitpicks Gossamer in Rose Garden, Claudia's Handpainted in Deep Blue and Knitpicks Gossamer in Sweet Pea

Who knew that a Rose Garden would look so fiery? It's an actual blaze of colours!

Here is the progress on the Winter Capelet:

I just have four rows of ribbing to go to complete this. I must confess, it looks rather drab and shapeless in the picture. But it's really not that bad, heh. Modeled pics after completion of course =D

That's all the knitting that has been done all this while. Bad init? But then again, uni is keeping me awfully busy.

This weekend however was lovely. It was my dear ----'s birthday and we had the tiniest of celebrations, just the way he likes it. I had a rather fun time cooking ;o)

The very very very chocolatey Birthday cake and a Sheperd's Pie. The cake was store bought since I ran out of time...sigh..

...and my improvised "Tuna Quiche"

A special thanks to Mira for helping me get all the stuff and hide it in time hee hee.

Anyhoo, that's all for now. Happy Knitting everyone!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

An update

Just an update:
  • Pharmacology - done

  • Pathology - report and assignment done, test tomorrow

  • SCI - done

  • OSW - pending

  • Capelet - frogged

Also a little surprise from the Nora at GYK, boy I love this site.

Thank you Nora, I love them!

Have a great week everyone =D

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Tinkering along

Yes I have been bad. Bad bad bad. And I'm sorry. I promise I will be better from here on.

Y'all don't see me posting, feel free to knock me over the head and remind me. NOT that I have forgotten about you, oh no NO NO. MUAKZZ....I luuuuuuuuurve you guys.

Just that a post without a picture = pretty darn boring (heck, I wouldn't read it myself!). So today the opportunity arose to snap some pictures (note that I do NOT have a camera, heh) and I did so immediately.

Anyways a little update on life...
Uni - crazy as ever, reports piling high. Assignments haunting my dreams.
Life - the cricket world cup ended somewhat like a big fat stupid joke with players (presumably most were werewolves with bionic eyes) flailing about in the dark thanks to wonderful weather conditions in SA.
Knitting - behold...

The One Skein Wonder...

I know I know, its a rather frumpy picture. But its not done.

Sad to say, I look rather dumpy and fat in this. It somehow bunches around the armpits and the yarn is bulky and adds to my rather copius fat mass. I think I shall be undoing the ribbing to extend the sides to make it little wearable.

While I thought my OSW was an FO, I casted on for another project, the Reversible Winter Capelet with the yarn I received from my SP. It's going rather slow, which is expected since the original pattern was knit using 8mm needles and I am using 4.5mm needles. Heh.

A little preview...

Oh yes, here's something I've not had the opportunity to show you lurvely peeps. I was able to purchase this after winning a book voucher at my church. A blessed surprise, I must say!

It's a lovely book with wearable patterns. The scarves and socks however, not my cup of tea. Loving the little jackets and all. I shall give you a peek the moment I get access to a camera again.

Anyhoo, that's pretty much all that has happened knit wise so far. I'm hoping to make better progress before the next blog post. And hopefully with an FO in tow.

Just to add to my rambling, my To-do list for tomorrow:

  • Pathology - complete report, assignment and study for mini-test
  • Pharmacology - complete two reports
  • SCI (a totally useless subject) - prepare info for poster presentation
  • OSW - frog ribbing and extend stockinette (OR) extend ribbing (WHAT D'YALL THINK?)
  • Capelet - knit good woman, KNIT!

Y'all think I can do it?