Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I've been on a crash course, heading straight into the end of the semester for the past few weeks. Crit week is 13 days away and I've been in the studio cranking out as much work as possible. I still have a long way to go, but I'll get there.

sleeve

The sleeve for the zipped raglan is just about done. I want to knit it a few inches longer so it will cover my long monkey arms, but that won't take any time at all. I was really hoping to get this sweater finished by Thanksgiving, but that may not be entirely possible. My entire family is coming from Hotlanta to visit us next week, so hopefully I'll be able to get all of the knitting on the sweater done before school starts the next Monday.

I bought some yarn for my winter hat today to replace the Mountain Goat of easter egg brilliance.

malabrigo

It's malabrigo and the shade is called Autumn forest (224). While yes, it's varigated, the colors are so muddy one would be hardpressed to call it unmanly. I need to find a good pattern for it. I'm thinking the Army Girl Earflap Hat from Interweave knits. (I really tried to get the link to work and it was ugly. Trust me.) Mine, however will just be the Army Earflap Hat, 'cause that's how I roll. I need to knit a swatch to see if I should double my yarn or not. I really don't want to have to buy new needles, but I may just have to bite the bullet.

What will happen with the Mountain Goat, you ask? I think it'll end up being a pair of socks for my mom. We'll see if I can knit a pair in the 8 days between the end of the semester and Christmas. Oh the joys of holiday knitting.

Speaking of the holidays, I bought some ornaments for our first Christmas in Chicago.

owl

They're made out of what I assume to be tiny gourds. The owl belongs to Andrew and this one is mine:

wild-eyed panda

That is a wild-eyed panda if I ever saw one.

6 comments:

The_Add_Knitter said...

Love those ornaments, esp. the wise owl. I agree that the Malabrigo will make the perfect earflap hat!

Team Knit ! said...

Love that malabrigo!! And those ornaments are adorable.

Virtuous said...

So good to hear from you!
I LOVE that Autumn Forest! I just featured the Velvet Grapes today.

kim said...

Those are the cutest ornaments ever!

Charles said...

AWESOME Oranment!
Cute owl oranment! I need to get some malabrigo!! It is great great color!

I can't wait to see what your going to knit with it!

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