Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Need a vacation from my vacation. . .

Yep, vacations are stressful! Okay, my family usually has an initial fight the first day we all get together. That day was Wednesday of last week. After that, we mostly calmed down and got along. The most stressful aspect of the entire week was the fact that I have a 22 page paper due at the end of the semester and I had to work on it. Okay, maybe there are actually 2 stresses over Thanksgiving Break, my grandparents got on everyone's nerves. I love them to death, but they are getting bitchier with age. No idea why.
Sooo I took some pics of Thanksgiving day and thought the ones below came out the best. I like them =P

I finished my grandpa's scarf finally and gave it to him. I believe he really liked it. My grandma loved her scarf with the pin. I'm glad those were a hit. My mom also LOVED her Buckeye socks, even though the scarlett was a little dark. . . . oops? She's probably wearing them right now. The Mountain Colour Socks she stole from me have definately been worn A LOT! I think she felted them by wearing em. Weird eh?

I also finished Alicia's socks. Here is a pic of her wearing them right after I finished sewing up the last toe. She doesn't like getting her picture taken. =/ She's adorable and we all adore her, so I think this pics cute. She loves the socks and wore them right when she and Mike got back to Austin because it was in the 40s. =P

Yep, a week of finished objects. I finished my Socks That Rock socks. The colourway is Farmhouse in Mediumweight and the pattern is one I randomly came up with. Here's a brief idea of what I did
needles - US 4
Cast On 48 stitches
stitch pattern -

Rows 1 through 4: K4 P2, repeat until end of row
Row 5: K 2 through the back and then rework the first stitch before taking it off of the needle. Repeat once more then P2. Repeat this until the end of the row
Repeat Rows 1 through 5

It's pretty and basic and it breaks up a boring rib. Oh and Ohio State beat Michigan again and Lloyd Carr is retiring. =/

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

3 more days until vacation!!!!

Yep, I said it, 3 more days until an entire week off from class!! Damn I love Iowa! When my sister Jen was at Wiscnsin they only got Wednesday, Thursday, Friday off. Hawkeyes get an entire week and a half off including the weekend! Yay!!!!!!
Okay, onto the knitting update:
I have a shitload of Socks That Rock that I need t knit up. I grabbed my mediumweight Farmhouse and started knitting. These were going to be for my dad, but as I kept knitting I said to myself, "Hell no, I'm keeping them." Sorry dad, I'll knit up something really quickly for you. You may notice that it isn't just a 4x2 rib, the knit stitches actually are mockcaled twice in a row to break up the monotony of ribbing. I think it looks cute and does what I need it to do. It is also easy enough to knit while in class. Yes, I knit in class and none of my professors have said anything because I take notes and participate.

Below are Alicia's stockinette socks. I knit these either in class r when I'm really bored. They're almost done, so that will be one more thing to strike from my list. =)

I'm knitting my sister one of the chunky hats also because she watched me knit mine and mentioned, key word there mentioned, how she needs a warm hat for winter and wishes, another key word, I would knit her one. I love guilt trips. . . . .

Class, classwork, midterms, papers, brain seeping out of ears with info I wish I could hold onto. Yep, that's college! I actually love college and am going to miss it when I enter the "real world." =(

Mac is loving the cooler weather and constantly wants to go out on the balcony and try to cat one of the birds on the birdfeeder. Blah, typical dog, except he sucks at hunting. hahahahaha

Note to Susan, I'm hoping to have your package sent out by Saturday. Thx soooo much for your patience with me. =)
Ashley awaiting your sock club package, yours will be sent out latest by Thursday with the extra skein of yarn, again thank you for your patience. =)

I play World of Wacraft and thought this was cute! Click on the pic to see the entire thing.

OH we beat Minnesota!!!!! GO HAWKS!!!! Wisconsin beat Michigan!!!! yay!!! OSU lost to Illinois, bastard Illini, but they still have a shot at the hampionship, which is good and if they don't go there they'll go to the Rose Bowl. And the Packers destroyed the Vikings!!!!! Life is good! Sorry Janice. . . . =P
John got a job at a law firm in Madison so we happy now.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

And we have finished projects! Yay!

Yep, I said it, finished projects. Two of these were on a whim and were knit in the past 24 hours. . .I need a hat, it's COLD! Anyways on with the pictures. Btw, I'm really tired, so I apoligise ahead of time for everything I say in this post.
Below is a picture of my mom's Hannukah gift, Ohio State socks. Yes! I finally finished a pair! They're knit with worsted weight, so they should be nice in the winter. The pattern is a mock cable pattern that I forget the name of right now.

Okay, yeah this is the Yarn Harlot's "Unoriginal hat." I knit it on 6.5 mm soooo I am not sure if it will fit my sister. If it doesn't I'll knit one on size 11s. I don't own 7.0mm or 7.5mm. Oh well, we'll see.

I said I needed a hat, well this would be the one below. I knit it with some handspun I did when I first got my spinning wheel. I'm shocked at how much I have left! Seriously, I'm amazed! I like it, thick, bog, bulky, love the colours, and it covers my ears. =P I can wea it with a ponytail also. Yay!!!! Sweet eh?

And another that includes a very tired me, oy. . .

Anyone watch tonights Greys Anatomy? Sad eh?
Oh, we play Minnesota Saturday and Wisconsin plays Michigan. GO HAWKS!! GO BADGERS!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

OMFG It's November!!

Yep, I'm back. Took long enough eh? It's been a LONG and STRESSFIL October!! Every college student right now is wishing it was Thanksgiving break. Today was no exception to stress. I had a mental meltdown in my lighting class and didn't present my lighting project. I have finally calmed down, was crying my as off because of all of the stress and medical problems, and am about to go to my sister's and watch Heroes. Yep, and knit of course. I'm on KNIT HOLIDAY GIFTS overload. My family gives gifts over Thanksgiving Break because we're not together over Hannukah.
Below are socks for my brother's girlfriend, Alicia. We really like her and hope more happens. Hahahaha. They live together down in Austin. She LOVES pink! Sooo I pulled out my Chewy Spaghetti yarn and started knitting. She also wanted socks btw.

Below is my grandpa's Irish Hiking Scarf that is practicaly finished. It has a few more inches to go. . . I have yet to finish it. I have until the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to finish. Thank goodness.

I'm also working on my Harry Potter Sock Swap Socks. I have 1 done! The other is in process. I missed the October 31st deadline. Damn migraines and stress and life. aaaahhhh!!!! Below are 2 pics of the ones my pal sent me. Aren't they soooo Hawkeyeish? They're warm too!!!! I wore them to both of my classes today. =) I LOVE them!!!

Btw, the Hawkeyes have won 2 Big Ten games in a row!!!!!!!!! Hell yeah!!!! John now works at Wandos in Madison. . . .we happy? no. . . .

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