Absent

Hello from the middle of midterms. I know it’s been 4 days since I’ve posted, and it may end up being 4 more. I’ve been completely swamped with midterms. I’ve had time to do lots of knitting, but I have two more midterms to go, and they’re going to be pretty tough.

I’ve finished one of my Dad’s socks and I’m on to the next. Those socks came back around to kick me in the butt again… I had to rip back all of the toe decreases because it was an inch too short!

I’m back to the books for now… I’ll post some photos when I’m able. Back to the midterm grind!

We all fall down

Fall! It’s here! Well, it is for a day at least. The temperatures are supposed to go up again tomorrow. Still, a reprieve from the heat of summer is nice, no matter how long it lasts!

The first Hat-Heel Sock is finished! It looks great, but I must say, as a seasoned knitter, I should know how much yarn it takes to cast off. I ran out of yarn with about 10 stitches left, and I had to cut one of my ends and use yarn from that. The weaving in is going to be a nightmare.

The finished Hat-Heel Sock

I’ve been trying to find a way to juggle multiple projects and I think it’s a lot easier during school if I work on one at a time… It is nice to have a sock on the go to counteract the huge-ness that is the sweater-to-be, but still, I have three things on the go at the moment. It’s a little too much. I’m finding that I like to one thing done before I start on the next. Loose ends during school only serve to drive me crazy.

This could mean trouble for the Christmas knitting. I mean, the only way that I got through before was through insane multi-tasking, and having knitting in every room.

I guess we all fall down somewhere… And my downfall is in my inability to be a monogamous knitter.

Not what I planned…

Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. I’m still sick, which has only been exacerbated by going out partying twice in the last three days. I haven’t knit at all, and the bus system is horribly confusing.

I do love most of my classes though, and my room/house is great. I’m having a great time back at school and I can’t wait to settle into the semester a little more.

Things aren’t going as planned with the weather either. When school starts, I’m ready for it to be fall, right away. No more of this summer business that makes me want to stay outside all the time. That’s not how it works. If I’m in school, I want to be able to wear sweaters (not sweat profusely from walking to class).

So fall, hurry up would ya? I have plans for a sweater (and a million pairs of socks), and I need some cold weather for that. Cooperation would be most appreciated.

I’m going to regret that in February, aren’t I?

Busy as a Bee

I can’t believe how busy it’s been the past few days! Yesterday I worked both of the horses in my last riding lesson of the summer. I also packed some stuff… There was lots.

This describes my Saturday quite well:

Ignore me on the side there, I couldn’t crop it out….

Packing, driving, unpacking, putting together furniture, driving, then home. That’s only half of my stuff, too! Still, my room is looking good, and I’ll post a photo of it when I finally get it all set up tomorrow afternoon. I’m starting to get really excited to go back to school, though I’m loathe to leave my horses.

All that driving time has given me lots of time to get working on some knitting… The Hat-Heel Socks have been my weapon of choice lately.

The hat-heel socks!

They are so much bigger! The foot is done and I’m onto the leg. I’m loving this pattern. I’m going to have to make some for myself soon… These ones are for my mom for Christmas (she doesn’t read the blog, so I can say that). The pattern is back to boring stockinette stitch again, but they are progressing quickly and are quite addicting!

The needle rolls are completely planned for, and will be made today, and I’ve got all of the yarn that I’m bringing to school in a tupperware bin, ready to go.

Here’s to a great second year!