Archive for November, 2010

I made some stuff!

I don’t have a whole lot going on right now, but I was really productive with the crafting this weekend, so I suppose I may as well show it off!  It’ll probably die down soon, since I’m extra busy with school/work stuff from here until Christmas.  I guess I have to brag while I can.  ;)

I finally remembered to take pictures of the cardigan I’m working on..

This piece is both the back and front sides of the cardigan, and in about 5 rows, I’ll be dividing it up for the armholes.  I suppose you could call this my first real sweater project, and I’m really excited about the way it’s turning out!

I also managed to finish a skein of handspun this weekend, 138 yd/4 oz of BFL singles spun from Knitty and Color.  Though I’m not particularly thrilled with the quality of my spinning, the fiber is really soft and fluffy, and the color is rich and pretty.

It’s been a while, but I finally picked up the crochet hook and worked on my afghan squares.  I still have no clue how many I’m aiming for, but I’ve made it to 30!

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I’m here!

Far too much time has passed since I’ve last blogged.  I guess grad school finally caught up with me!  I’ve been keeping busy with class projects/papers/exams and (of course) research.  Things are finally set up in the lab the way that I want them, so I’ll probably be spending a lot more time in there.  :)  I feel like such a badass in my tie-dyed labcoat with my new instruments going.

By now, I’m sure it’s apparent that I’m not taking part in NaBloPoMo this year.  There’s no way; I just don’t have enough to write about for a whole month!  The knitwise among you probably know that it’s also NaKniSweMo (National Knit a Sweater Month), though.  As I cast on my first “real” sweater recently, I’m hoping to finish it this month.

A couple weeks ago, Mom came to visit.  (Has it really been a couple of weeks already?)  I’ve been really homesick, and it was great to see her.  I can’t wait for the holidays.

Before she got here, we thought we’d get really crazy and paint the guest room!  I’m really proud of the way it turned out.  Here’s the (ugly yellow) before:

And the after:

It’s hard to tell from the pictures because the lighting is so much different in different corners of the room, but the true color is probably somewhere between the first picture and the third picture.  It looks great, and it’s so nice to have another room done.  Our next project will either be the bedroom or the basement!  (They’re both yellow, too.  WTF!)

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