Sunday, January 20, 2013

Is it because you don't have any friends?

Maybe it is. Maybe it's because we don't have any friends. But we all don't have friends together, so I guess that makes it more okay.

On the first of many wonderful Wednesdays of the semester, we had a few new faces, and a lot of new projects! Lauren was working on a hat, which I think suspiciously might be modeled after my current prismatic sweater project ;)...

What a great color!
You can barely see the hat under how extremely excited she obviously is about being able to attend Stitch n' Bitch this semester! It looks like that hat will be done in a few days, and then, when I wear my sweater on the same day that she wears her hat- We're going to be, like...rainbow superheros!

Brandon was a newcomer this week, working on reteaching himself how to knit (he mostly had it, he'll be a pro in no time!)

If you look really close, you can see that he's holding his left needle like a pencil. This is very confusing to me, but it seemed to be working for him surprisingly well. The most confusing thing about this is that the hand on the right is holding its needle normally- it's the one on the left that's trying to get creative. I wonder if he's a lefty- I should have asked.

Katharine is working on the second sleeve of her sweater!

This is so exciting! It's so close to finished! Just the rest of this sleeve, and then joining everything together with the yoke!

Madeline is working on a hat, but not from a pattern:

I love that color! It's mostly green, but there's a little bit of blue in it, and the pattern has some pretty cool texture going on- maybe it will be finished next week!

I should point out that the reason I keep thinking that everyone's projects will be finished this week is because it's a three day weekend (four, if your photography professor cancelled your only Friday class, but we'll get to that in a little bit...)

Mary was, in fact, present at Stitch n' Bitch- but she was trying to figure out what her yarn wanted to be, and also thinking about how she should be working on Fred's birthday gift (which, by the way, I can't wait to see done as well!)

Kathryn was working on a multicolored scarf for her grandmother's birthday:

That's one lucky grandmother- Also, if you didn't believe me when I said Mary was there- That's her foot in the lower left corner of the picture. Proof of life!

Megan was working on a jiggly puff plush toy...

...which I thought was a pig (it looks like a pig!). It's the right color and everything. My confusion probably has a lot to do with the fact that I don't actually know what a jiggly puff looks like,,,

Clara has been working on awesome things, as usual:

First, the baby blanket which she has decided will be finished when the yarn runs out, and she's mostly there! She's more than halfway through the last ball.

Second, over break she made this awesome scarf with pockets! It also happens to have an impressive amount of colorwork, and check out that fringe! Apparently, her classmates are in love with that scarf as well- and who could blame them- pockets! My sister had a scarf with pockets, once. It was all one color but had different patches as a stitch sampler, and I always wanted to make one. This one is way cooler. My sister's scarf didn't have fringe. Let alone two-color fringe!

Clara has friends. You can tell because of how awesome her scarf is.

Jordan is making a decorative netted scarf (with flowers!) from a pattern in a magazine:

Check out that super colorful sweater she's wearing! Even if she didn't make it- it's still an awesome sweater! Jordan's hair is growing back pretty quickly too- I feel like if I blink, it might be halfway down her back again!

Jordan's friend, whose name I can pronounce but forgot to ask how to spell, came this week as well! My best guess at a spelling would be Sadya- but when I googled it, Sadhya was an equally popular alternative. ( I am sorry, Sadya, if I have butchered your name! I'm horrible at names... If it makes you feel any better, I have to look up my middle name every time I want to spell it...)
She's working on a scarf for her roommate so she won't feel left out from the awesome-but-also-warm (because warm is important) scarf club.

I, when I wasn't taking pictures, was attempting to work on a shawl/wrap project for one unnamed sister's upcoming birthday- but I decided that pattern with that yarn wasn't working out so now I have to think of something else. I have a couple of options, so I'm not too worried...yet.

I didn't have any classes on Friday, which was a wonderful start to my weekend indeed, so I spent a good part of the day working on finishing this:

149 grams of fingering weight (ish) yarn, spun from the hand-dyed roving I was working on over Christmas break! I gotta say, I was worried for a while in the middle, but now I think it turned out great! Right now, I'm thinking it's going to be a boneyard shawl, because that pattern has a little bit of visual interest without being complicated in a way that would distract from the awesomeness of the yarn. That being said, I currently don't have any cables in my interchangeable needle set that are not already in use in another project-so I guess I have to wait on that (six is probably a good number of projects to have going at once, anyways...) I probably have six projects going on at once right now because I don't have any friends...

Okay, friends! See you on Wednesday!

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