Thursday, November 29, 2007

The end is near

OK, so this might sound an awful lot like an earlier post. I realized today that the end of the semester is next week, which means finals are the week after that. YIKES!

But it is a good thing. The last few weeks have been sort of a hurly-burly between tests, studying, holidays, projects, work, and (oh yeah) running the household in between. I am looking forward to getting all this done.

Just for that, I am taking tonight off to knit like mad.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Growing, growing.....

The pinwheel sweater is definitely making progress. Last night, I finished the tan band and started with the coffee bean brown. Its dark heather-y-ness is a cool contrast to the light sandy tone of the prior color. I don't have pictures yet because I haven't completed a full round in the new color yet. Those will come a little later when there is more of the contrast to see.

A benefit of this project is that I will have a few bits & pieces of coordinating colors left over from each of the bands. A few ideas are rolling around for small pieces. They range from a felted purse, mittens, narrow scarf, and a sweater for a teddy bear. Who knows what will come off the needles at this point?

Monday, November 19, 2007

Counting our blessings.....

This Thursday is Thanksgiving. As an experiment, I invite you to share one of the things you are thankful for. It doesn't have to be earth-shattering, just as long as it means something to you. I'll even go first to get us started...

I am thankful for the "little blessings" in my everyday life. You know, like the empty parking space close to the door when you are running late. Or the new grass poking out of the lawn despite the dryness of the past few weeks. And letting my friend talk me into that caramel-chocolate-coconut-pecan wrapped apple (which was divine....I highly recommend the experience.) The nudge of a head or paw against my hand as a request for a scratching. Little reminders to slow down and enjoy the now.

That's mine. How about you?

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Fall foliage (or a knitted cheese pizza...)

For a change, I think I will start putting up pictures of things before they are completely done. Here's hoping it will serve as inspiration for completion.
This is the current project. As you can see, it is still in process. This is called a "pinwheel sweater." Construction is pretty much one big circle with a couple holes for sleeve attachment later. Very simple, minimal (to no) finishing -- definitely my kind of pattern.
The picture does not do justice to the colors. The color palette is golds, reds, and browns all smooshed together in a bull's eye o'color. The circle you see here will be the back of the sweater.