Thursday, March 25, 2010

Midterms doom

Whew. That's what I have to say. Not much knitting has been happening in the last two weeks, and in fact, not much of anything besides studying has been happening in that time, either. Right now I'm in the library trying to motivate to read for my paper on the origins of the Korean war. Last Monday I got really sick, which ended up lasting until late Thursday and knocked me right out of the game with homework and paper-writing. I got an extension for my Korean war paper, but luckily it was the only midterm that I had to move.

So basically the last ten days have been part 6000 of Why Getting Sick In College Sucks Butt.

But hey, right before getting sick, I finished a little piece of fluff!

Pattern: Peacock Tail and Leaf from Knitted Lace of Estonia

Yarn: Artyarns Cashmere 1, exactly 510 yards
Needles: Size 4 US Addi Turbo Lace. I'm so obsessed with these needles - they are the perfect combination of pointy and grabby for the kind of projects I knit.
Modifications: I knit quite a few more repeats than recommended because I wanted to use up every inch of this beautiful yarn. I had less than a yard left after grafting the edge to the body of the scarf. Otherwise, none. Nancy Bush, you are a genius.

Now, which project from Knitted Lace of Estonia should I cast on next?

Oberlin has been a little crazy on the weather front - it was really warm last week, so I got to break out one of my spring dresses. This was the first day I was starting to feel better, so I still felt a little peaked...

Dress: Dzhavael Couture

Underskirt: Grey patterned skirt from the GAP spring 2008
Boots: Miz Mooz, because I can't stop wearing them
Belt: Random find from Gilman Village in Issaquah, Washington
Sweater: Handknit, Hexacomb cardigan from Spring 2008 Interweave Knits, in Queensland Cotsoy
Earrings: One of my favorite pairs, which I thought I'd lost, but they were actually in the pocket of my trench coat and I just hadn't found them because it wasn't warm enough to wear a trench again until last week... hahahah.

I'm about to head out for upstate New York to spend time with a friend and her family... I'm pretty excited to get some knitting time in, and hopefully I'll have more interesting things to say when I get back!

Happy spring break, everybody!


Unknown said...

Hooray for Nancy Bush and Estonian lace! Hooray for spring break!

fecknom said...

That was me, btw. Not that 'woo Estonian lace' didn't tip you off, or anything.

Anonymous said...

Wowee! That's dress is too much. 0_0