Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Well that was much less painful than I expected...

Back from Macroeconomics. I have not been withdrawn, thankfully. And come to find out, this was the last actual class we have to attend. Show up Thursday to pick up the *take home* final, then pop back in Tuesday to drop it off. And just like that, it's all over.

Now I'm just dreading my Management class this evening. I just realized that I totally forgot to submit my last project by Saturday since I had no internet for a few days. So I'll hafta take a hit on that one. And my instructor wants a doctor's note for my absences the past couple weeks. but my doc was out of town so he just called everything in. So now I hafta figure out how best to convince them to write me a note... maybe just saying that I was treated and when since I didn't have an actual appointment date, but I do have a giant prescription for hardcore antibiotics that I'm still not done with (10 days is forEVER) so maybe that'll work by itself. It's not like I could get that any other way than from my doc.

Anyway... now I have a little time between classes. I should use this time to work on my Psych project or perhaps clean my room (or at least start to find the floor in there again) but instead, I'm going to post some pictures, have some lunch, knit a little, ponder a nap, and maybe squeeze in a little work. Hey, I'm still worn out from being so sick. I feel better but man am I tired. Anything less than 12hrs of sleep at a time is not enough for me right now. Literally. I've been sleeping 12hrs a day. I had to sleep all day yesterday just to prepare for actually leaving the house today. It's ridiculous.

So here's something else that has turned out to be less painful than expected... A sweater!

I started this top-down raglan on Thanksgiving. By that evening, I had this (again, clicky for the big pics):

By yesterday afternoon, I had this:

This thing is just flying off the needles. It's going to be short sleeved and solid so it'll be done in no time, it seems (*knock on wood*).

It's Simply Soft Eco in Pine. WalMart doesn't carry regular SS anymore so I'm going to have to drive half an hour to get more yarn for my afghan but I did pick up a couple skeins of this (it's 20% recycled water bottles) and I'm liking it so far. I'm a smidge into the second skein now (a few rounds past this picture).

Speaking of the afghan, I might as well show that too. I finally got a charger for my camera battery the other day so of course I immediately went crazy taking pictures of all of my knitting. Lol.

This is the crazy 80's inspired entrelac afghan (again, details for all of these projects can be found on my Ravelry which is here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/theknitphomaniac)
I guess this ties in to the topic as well since entrelac is something else that turned out to be way less painful than expected. I love entrelac, actually. It's great fun and looks so impressive!

The blankie:


And closer still:

This was inspired by my Lady Eleanor Shawl, which I lurve. I'll show that one off shortly. Right now, it's lunchtime.

Happy Belated Thanksgiving

I have been ridiculously sick for the past couple weeks. For some strange reason, I get sick every year at Thanksgiving... for a long as I can clearly remember. Well, I do remember one Thanksgiving when I wasn't sick. It was '02, I believe. I had a broken foot. :P

Sometimes when I get sick, I think it must be my body's way of telling em to slooooow doooown. I don't listen otherwise, so it temporarily incapacitates me. :P
I tend to need this sort of wake up call around this time of year, I guess.

It has also brought me back around to knitting. I started knitting just before Thanksgiving, three years ago. I guess that getting sick around Thanksgiving the years after is a reminder of hey, it's time to start knitting again. It gets so hot here, it's hard to keep up with much knitting in the summer.

So I've been tying up some loose ends... literally.

Finished my friend's Christmas present I started two years ago. I knit this hat almost all the way up in no time but once I started the decreases, I realized I'd forgotten to twist one of the cables. I thought it would bug me eternally and be obvious to others, namely the recipient, even though it's ridiculous to think anyone would notice in that dark brown yarn and without knowing anything about cables ore knitting in general.

Anyway, I had delusions of fixing it but if ally said screw it and finished the hat a couple weeks ago. It took all of about 15 min to finish... and about 20 min for me to find the damn mistake! Turns out it's even less obvious than I thought. I felt rather ridiculous, I must admit.

So here it is (click image to see larger):

You'll hafta excuse the sick face. :P

I'm very happy with it. Only took one ball of Moda Dea Washable Wool and I have a second one so I may make another. I love the look of braided cables. Unfortunately, I hate knitting them though. We'll see. It's a fairly quick knit anyway so it's not that bad. I will need to get a new 16" US5 circ though. I hate the Clover bamboo one I used here. Hate. That needle was way too sticky for this yarn.

I've found and finished or made progress on a number of other projects recently but those will hafta wait until later (they're mostly up on my Ravelry if you're interested though) because I have to go get ready for school. I'm really hoping I'm not going to get dropped from Macroeconomics for missing too many classes. Had numerous nightmares about that last night.