Milkshakes and Movies

Tonight, my boyfriend surprised me by coming over after my class. We made berry milkshakes, and will be watching movies (I assume). We’re both working on homework at the moment (well, I’m blogging, but you know).

There will be knitting.

But, tonight is not the focus of this post. I promised you that I would post photos today, and though it is nearing 9 pm, those photos will be posted!

A closeup of the finished hat heel socks

Another shot of the finished Hat Heel Socks

There they are: the Hat Heel Socks, and a gift to my mother. They now top the charts as my favourite sock pattern to date. (Pattern:Hat Heel Socks by Kathleen Sperling; Yarn:Paton’s Kroy Sock, Colour #55129 Aqua Fleck)

The Fuzzballs! They still need the ends weaving in, but I’ll get to that soon enough.

A closeup of the Fuzzballs. I love how the confetti bits ended up creating vertical lines on one of the socks.

The Fuzzballs were another great success. They were super quick, but I’m not sure if I will ever knit with that yarn again. The fuzzy bits are now all over my house and my clothing. (Pattern: my own; Yarn: Paton’s Carmen (Discontinued) in colour #07434 Rose).

My night tonight – socks, the boyfriend, and milkshakes.

My latest project: socks for my dad for Christmas. The pattern is Earl Grey by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, and the yarn is Nova Value Collection Sock Print in colour #405 Earth Tones. I’ve got my fingers crossed that I’ll have enough yarn… It might be a close one.

Now, back to my milkshakes and my movies. I’ll have more progress in the morning.

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Finally some Fall!

It’s finally fall! I’ve got a big photo post coming up tomorrow, with lots of photos of the knitting. As I mentioned, the Hat-Heel Socks are officially finished, and now I’m working away on the Fuzzballs… I’ve actually already finished the first sock, in three days! I can stroke another thing off of the 101 things list (finish a sock in a week). I realized that I could have called them confetti for all of the different colours.

Today was a chilly but sunny day; typical fall. I came home from school and made applesauce and brownies. Last night I made chicken curry; I’ve become such a cook! It’s strange but also gratifying to cook for myself. I like the independence, and knowing that I can completely take care of myself.

My school work seems to be much less than last year… So far anyway. I’ve had lots of downtime to work on the knitting, and I’ve already been scoping out projects for my next pair of Christmas socks. The Christmas knitting is going to be done before I know it! I opened the yarn box for the first time last night since moving back to school, and it was exciting to rediscover what yarn I brought with me.

I know that its seems as if I’ve totally forgotten about the sweater. Don’t worry, I’m still committed to it fully, I just haven’t been working on it lately. I like to finish the instant gratification socks first. Soon I’ll be working on the sweater once again. The back is already at 6 inches or more, meaning I have around 11 to go.

I can’t believe that it’s already September 24. Soon the snow will be flying (funny, I had a dream about a blizzard last night) and the horses will have their furry winter coats on. I’ll have even more of a reason to be cozying up in handknits!

 

Sunday Afternoon Tea

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m back in the writing game. I hope you all enjoyed my photo-a-day posts… They helped me to accomplish two things on the 101 things list. I’m now at 50/101!

The week was busy with homework and studying, but I managed to get some quality knitting time in. Unfortunately, I missed my 1 week deadline with the knitting of the Hat-Heel socks, but I guess that’s something I will manage to finish with another pair.

You got to see lots of progress on the Hat-Heel Socks throughout the week, and they are now finished! It’s definitely one of my favourite patterns to date, and it’s on the list of things I’m going to make for myself once all of the Christmas knitting is finally done.

This weekend was also Homecoming for my University. I had a ton of fun and got to display some school spirit, which was nice. It seemed as if nothing went right; people were late, parties were shut down, the bars all had hugely long line ups, our pizza delivery took three hours, and we had a forty five minute walk home in the freezing cold… Still, it was definitely a great day! I’m not sure how a day with so many negatives can actually turn out to be the most fun I’ve had all year.

Next stop, the Fuzzballs. As you may have noticed, I have shown zero progress towards ripping them back and starting over, but it’s finally done! At last, I’ve restarted these socks, and they haven’t taken long at all, so far. I think they will be a quick knit… But then I’ll have to start yet another pair of the Christmas socks, and I’m definitely at a stand-still on that one. I don’t know what I’m going to want to work on next.

I guess you’ll just have to wait and see.

The Beginning

I’m back from my weekend at home, which was relaxing and fun. I got to see the family, the dog, and of course, the horses. I was definitely a happy girl!

I also got a lot done on the Hat-Heel Socks (sock #2). I’m going to try to knit this sock in a week – something that’s on the 101 things list. I’m almost done the foot… Just the toe decreases, then its on to the leg part!

I’ve titled this post “The Beginning” because it’s the beginning of the next 5 days, when I will post only one photo per day on the blog. That means no more words, except the title. It will be up to you to guess what these photos mean… I’m sure I’ll have a lot to fill you in on when I’m back to using words.

For now though, I must go and do some physics. I may have done a lot of knitting this weekend, but you can’t knit and study at the same time (well, I can’t… I’m working on that).

 

Wednesdays are for lists

1. Wednesdays are my favourite class days, because I have my favourite classes: Molecular Biology & Genetics, Horse Management Science, and Animal Production Systems, Health & Industry. (I know that last one is a bit of a mouthful).

2. On Wednesdays I also have a lab for my Animal Production Systems, Health & Industry class.

3. Today we visited a dairy barn. It was amusing to see all of the reactions of the city kids to the cows, amazing to see the size of the facility, but most of all, just nice to be outside in a farm environment.

4. I am becoming a chef, I swear! Tonight I made broccoli, rice, and cheddar casserole. I could have put more cheese in it, but I can’t justify putting $4 worth of cheese into a tiny casserole that’s only big enough to fill a loaf pan. (Even if it will feed me for 3 days).

Taken with my phone & half-eaten… But this is my creation of the evening!

5. I am within three rows of finishing the heel for the hat-heel socks. Yes, that means I studied a lot.

6. I’m not even close to being ready for my quiz next week.

7. I go from my favourite day of the week to my least favourite… Tomorrow I have my first of 5 physics labs, which are something I hate above all other school related things (except chemistry exams… They are the worst). This time tomorrow, I’ll just be finishing Biochemistry class, with 1/5 physics labs under my belt.