Knitting helps take my mind off of law school applications and my SIP. Here are some of my more recent distractions:
A sock for my dad- I’m almost to the heel on the first one now.
Not pictured: Socks for Madre (just past the toe) and a camera case (finished)
Here’s a corset for Jax, modeled on a well-endowed grocery bag, that was actually finished months ago.
-Another attempt at the Cherry sweater, which hasn’t been touched in over a month.
-A sock for Manuel, currently just past the heel flap. Partner sock to follow.
-A denim-colored sock for my Dad- pair should be completed by Hanukkah!
Of course, I don’t actually have time to knit any of these things, so it will be a while before the list changes.
So I started a sweater awhile ago… a long while ago… and ran out of yarn. I had knit the front and the back, just not the sleeves. So, being the impatient genious that I am, I found it in the back of my closet and finished it anyways. Now I have an unattractive sleeveless sweater. One day I will knit this pattern correctly, since I really do like the pattern and I know I could do it well. For now, I have my sleeveless pile of yarn that is somewhat wearable.
Hello, loyal readers! (When I say that, I mean Mouse, Marco, and maybe Jax?)
It may have been a while since I last wrote… about 9 months or so… but I’m back! To catch up on all the very important, very interesting things that have happened to me in the last 9 months you can read my blog about Spain (which is much better written and more widely read than this one, I promise). I may have knit less than I should have while on study abroad… In my defense, I did teach a Spaniard to knit, and he’s now finished the first ten rows of a scarf (which puts him about 9 rows ahead of me in the “Knitting in Spain” competition).
Since coming back, I’ve re-started a sweater that I deserted in August and have started a pair of socks for my dad. I promise I will post pictures if I remember to post agian.
I forgot in my previous post- IT’S CONNOR’S BIRTHDAY!!! Congratulations to my wonderful, intelligent, hilarious, thoughtful, creative, sweet, favorite brother on turning four!!!
And now, a montage of photos, celebrating Connor:
Taking a bath
Matt and Connor spinning a prayer wheel in China
At the Kalamazoo Hands- On Museum
At our lake
Connor and Cait in Kalamazoo
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CONNOR, I LOVE YOU!!!
My brother Brendan was here this weekend for ACT prep, so Mouse, Lairi, and I took him to South Haven to go to the beach. This is how Mouse ended up spending the day:
Chasing birds. Are you surprised?
We also saw Gimpy, the one- legged seagull.
There was also a seagull who seemed to be extremely pissed off, as his feathers were always puffed out and he glared angrily at other birds. We named him Andrey, but I forgot to take his picture.
I finished the back of my sweater:
and started the front left section:
I finished a pair of socks a long time ago, but forgot to post about them:
Mouse got me yarn for my birthday, and with it I have started another pair of socks:
Ok, I could write more, but I really don’t feel like it right now. Maybe later.
I love my family so much.
Cait and Madre in out matching pajamas. We’re really cute.
Brendan after Prom.
The local fire brigade.
Oh , knitting— I’ll get to that.
Today I wrote Connor a letter:
I miss my brother so much.
So I might have finished a few things since I last posted, such as…
Beautiful blue malabrigo socks. Speaking of malabrigo…
Shhh, it’s a secret. Isn’t it beautiful? The only problem is that I don’t know what to make with it…
Oh, and while we’re on the subject…
The subject was malabrigo, in case you hadn’t noticed. These ones aren’t for me. The blue is for Connor, and the other is a SECRET YARN for a SECRET PERSON. Any suggestions?
Malabrigo lace weight makes life beautiful. It will be even more beautiful (if you can picture that) once I finish making it into a sweater, designed by Mouse. However, this sweater may never exist as more than ten rows and a dream, as it is 145 stitches across and I apparently have knitting ADD. Exhibit A:
The aforementioned malabrigo laceweight sweater. Exhibit B:
A sock for Sue, almost done, but receiving less attention than it deserves. Exhibit C:
A gorgeous cotton sweater that I started. The back would be done by now, and the front would be started, if I hadn’t made a ridiculous vicodin- induced mistaken that was mended physically but left me mentally frogged.
teenage mutant ninja sock yarn- TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA SOCK YARN- TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA SOCK YARN- knitting on a sock toe, malabrigo!
I think I’m falling in love- with a type of yarn. Ok, that’s a slight hyperbole, but it’s still very amazing. These are my malabrigo socks:
Notice how awesome they are. What could possibly follow a project such as malabrigo socks? Why, none other than malabrigo socks, of course!
Socks for Madre! And Socks for Madre on the Socks for Cait. Oooo, malabrigo.
Ok, so surely, after knitting these socks for Madre, I’ll be moving on to some new yarn. My beloved Alpaca perhaps? Or maybe some sort of silk or cotton thingy? The next yarn is purchased, and it is…