A Wednesday List

Do I ever have some catching up to do! In a list:

1. I came down with the most awful cold yesterday morning, making moving interesting. I’m trying to take it easy today, in hopes that I’ll feel better before classes start tomorrow. I have no voice, so hopefully that returns quickly.

2. I’m all moved into my house at school. Our kitchen is still a mess, and you can’t find anything in the fridge, but my room is finally done!

My room!

3. I had my last ride on Domino on Monday. I’m sure going to miss her… She’s been doing so well, just as I leave!

Isn’t she adorable?

Domino and I on our last ride of the summer!

4. The needle rolls are done! Well, one of them is. My mom finished the one for the DPNs late on Monday night. She’s pretty talented with that sewing machine.

The needle roll for the DPNs


And voila!

5. Classes start tomorrow, so my posting may be a little more sporadic until I get myself into a routine.

6. I’m almost finished one of the Hat-Heel Socks!

The Hat-Heel Sock #1

That’s all the catching up for now… I’ve got to go and organize the kitchen!

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!


The Countdown

It’s true… The countdown is on. I’ll be done my last shift in about three hours, then it’s off to town to pick up some stuff I need for school. It’s going to be a busy few days.

Good thing I’ve got one WIP out of the way and photographed, though I’ve decided that it’s going to my mom, since I’m not really into wearing ruffled scarves.

The finished product!

There it is! I actually loved making it, I just wouldn’t wear it. It looks good tucked into a coat and all, but I am just not a ruffle person! Still, I loved making it and will definitely be making more.

A closeup

I can’t resist taking pictures of it either… The yarn is just so cool! It even has some metallic threads running through it.

With all of my running around, I’ll be throwing one of my little socks into the bag with me, in hopes that I can get one done before I move. I’ve got about 4 hours in the car tomorrow… I think I can get something done.

The sweater is on to row 14 and looking stunning so far. I can’t wait for it to all be done (although button holes and sewing things together scares me)!

Without further ado, let me introduce to you, Paton’s Shetland Chunky in “Soft Teal”…


I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to post this weekend, so I’ll have to leave you with this: next time, I promise that I will have noticeable progress on one of the WIPs to report!