I know that I am paying for school and I’m taking a full load of classes, but sometimes there is just too much schoolwork to be done. I have been up to my ears in homework, projects, tests and a memorized speech. I wasn’t incapable of getting these things finished in a reasonable amount of time but I really wanted to knit! So rather than knitting or doing homework, I did random other things that I don’t enjoy as much or find as relaxing. It seems strange I know, but I knew I shouldn’t be working on my knitting because I had important things that needed to be done for school. Long story short, I burned the midnight oil a few nights and also the hour before class oil and the 1/2 … well you get the picture.
As you can see from the picture, I did finish my first bootie….two days after my last post, 1 1/2 weeks ago. It only took a couple of sittings on one day to finish. I’m very happy with how the first one turned out. After starting the second this past weekend, I realized that though I tried my hardest to start at the same spot in the yarn so the booties would match…alas, they will not match. Apparently I rewrapped the end of my first ball of yarn so I cast on for the first bootie from the end. Not a problem until I started from the beginning on a 3/4 full skein. The dark brown will be in the same spots on both and the light brown and magenta will be swapped. Hopefully it will look alright.
I am also working on a pair of socks for my sister. I do not have a picture yet as my camera would not cooperate with me and thought that the socks really needed to be washed out so you couldn’t see the pattern! I’m using the Aran Braided Socks pattern from KnitPicks. Once I figure out a better place/time/camera i will get a picture up….maybe even with them on her feet!
I’m so happy I have a few days without loads of homework so I can work on my projects! I have ideas of things to knit for people falling out my ears everyday and I don’t have the time to get them done in time for an appropriate event. I have a sweater for my husband that I told him about last fall, just started it this summer when I got some Wool of the Andes in Winter Night from KnitPicks. When will I finish it? Maybe for next Christmas….. 🙂
I just want to put a little blurb in about my sister-in-law April. She is due with their second child in 1 week (Sept. 27) and has been working really hard getting things knitted and diapers made and everything. I keep being inspired by her knitting and all the other things she does. Even if she doesn’t know it, she has taught me a lot of the things I know about knitting and I love getting to spend time with her and the rest of her family. She also has a blog and everyone should go there to see her projects!