04 December 2005

let it snow, especially on tuesday....!

It would be nice if the reason why I haven't posted in a few weeks was directly related to me knitting a LOT, but unfortunately that has not been the case. First there was Thanksgiving, and although I spent a great deal of time knitting at home and at Jeremy's apartment, I hit a snag.

To my dismay, the sweater I've been working on is turning out FUGLY.

When I was up in Maine in October, I spent about an hour in this teeny tiny yarn shop in Portsmouth, NH. I was determined to buy non-acrylic, nice, soft yarn and knit myself a sweater. I picked out a pattern that the woman assured me was easy, because despite the fact that I can knit nearly anything at this point, I still haven't completed a sweater for some reason. I bought 7 skeins of Lamb's Pride Worsted in Sable and got to work. I mean, it's not hard at all. The whole thing knitted up pretty easily. My only complaint was that it was boring - it's a top-down cardigan and there aren't any cables or anything to deal with. When I said I chose an easy pattern, I meant easy! The big problem is that it's shapeless. And since it's brown, it looks like a big, brown bag. It's very sad. I made the entire sweater except for the last three inches or so on the right sleeve. Part of me wants to finish it and sew the buttons on and just see what it looks like, but part of me already knows that I'm probably going to frog it and use the yarn for either Mariah or Samus. I don't really have any desire to complete a sweater that I will NEVER wear because it will make me look like a Bag Lady.

I woke up this morning and it had snowed! I had no idea that this was going to happen. Naturally, as it was the first "real" snow of the year, I took pictures.
I'm sure snow will not be this exciting come February, but the possibility of it snowing again on Tuesday and me getting out of both classes because my professor for both drives down from Boston... it's definitely worth getting excited for.

Oh, so the real reason why I decided to update is that I have begun my fuzzy feet! I decided to make these for my mom since her feet get cold in the winter. We went out yarn shopping last Saturday and I told her to pick out 2 skeins of Lamb's Pride in her favorite color. (At this point, everyone already knows they're getting knitted things for Christmas...it's no secret anymore.) Using 10.5 DPNs feels weird these days - I haven't used needles this big in awhile. But the foot I've almost completed has knitted up so quickly! I started on Wednesday at Stitch n' Bitch and was finished with the heel flap by the time I left. The only reason why I haven't finished and felted both since then is that I have simply been too busy... finals approaching and all. Anyway, here are pictures:

I don't know why, but I just love the way socks look when they're knitted up. Maybe it's because I know about the craziness involved with the heel part. This is the only time I'll say that socks are SO COOL.

We went to Border's yesterday to browse and chill out. Among other purchases were these two sushi kits - one came with a dvd and a rolling mat, the other came with chopticks, a rice paddle, and another rolling mat. Today we bought sushi ingredients... I can't wait to learn how to make California rolls.

To finish off the picture show, Jeremy cleaned his apartment today and I found this. Here's what Jeremy looked like when I first met him.
Grizzly Jeremy


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