having a big party, like a wedding reception without the wedding
visiting my dear friend in Paris
life as a grad student & job stuff
But I’m not going to because I’m gonna watch Buffy & work on my sister’s TARDIS mittens. Later days!
All I want to do right now is knit. I think I’ve got some sort of completion high from finally finishing my Augusta cardigan (real pictures forthcoming) and having full use of my formerly-fractured thumb. And, maybe it has a little to do with having to do only a tiny amount of work before my classes are over. Maybe.
And, my room is a huge mess and I should fix that.
But, but… TARDIS charts (that I’m making) for my sister’s mittens. They’re going to be awesome. I have the yarn and even swatched for Aidez (for a knitalong that is in its last week). And I’m working on a pair of socks. All of these are so much more fun than the things I have to do.
Anyway. I just felt sort of guilty to my poor neglected blog, so this is just a ‘hey, what’s up, blog?’ sort of post. How’s it goin’?
I had this delicious thing at lunch: ice cream with liqueur poured over it. It combined two things (ice cream and booze) that I love, and that I rarely have at lunch. Also, Frangelico (yum) and amazing Zanzibar chocolate ice cream (double yum)!
And, I started knitting my sweater–the first I’ve ever made.
I just got back from a week-long beach vacation, and what’s there to do on those long, lazy do-nothing days at the beach house? Knit, that’s what. And read a lot. Actually, I read more than I knitted, and it was glorious.
I read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides, and started Tales from the 1001 Nights translated by Sir Richard Burton. I blew through the first three (I read Handmaid’s Tail in a day), but Burton’s old stuffy English is a bit slower to read. Plus, I was starting to feel poorly, so there was definitely a day of mindless stockinette stitch knitting and James Bond marathon watching.
Now, the knitting! I just finished a pair of armwarmers (on the right up there), with the help of Firefly. The pattern is A Friend to Knit With’s Toasty, in Brown Sheep Co.’s Lambs Pride Superwash. The color is a really beautiful bluish green, and the yarn is woolen, so the armwarmers are warm and cozy. I’m working on a baby blanket and a pair of socks as well, and have promised myself not to cast on any other projects till I finish at least one of these. Which is too bad, because I’m dying to try my hand at making a sweater!
PS – I did spend a lot of time at the beach, too! And in the pool. And in a rocking chair on our back deck, watching the waves roll in. It was bliss.