lab report from Hell

That’s what kept me from posting for so long – but it’s done and printed (on scrap paper – it’s for an environmental class) and I don’t have to do except knit. And uh, study for exams.

No photos today, alas; but I have been working on things! Koigu skirt, titbits, a little birthday present for the Other, and I’ve also started Debbie Bliss’ fiery bolero for my mom’s Christmas present. Since it’s black stockinette though, it’s not very exciting – especially the looong purl rows.

I also finally got my hands on a copy of Jess Hutchison’s supercute book, so I’m hoping to start some cool softies soon!

I’ll have more in a day or two – stay warm!

that ADD thing

Despite the fact that I have a million projects on the needles, many with a rapidly approaching deadling, all I want to do is cast on for a shawl out of my handspun. But, I resist.

Behold, progress on the Koigu skirt – there was this

and then this:

Now I’ve just got to do it again, plus a waistband, plus a bottom border, plus weaving in a million ends. Getting there!

I’ve been working a bit on bpt – I want to hurry up and wear it, because I’m cold!

And speaking of the projects with a deadline…some hp progress.

a long-awaited FO

Vera Knee Socks
Pattern: my own – for my huge calves!
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in “Vera”, 2 skeins and a bit
Needles: US 0 Clover dpns
Finished: November 24, 2005

I’ve got a good feeling about these staying up – I put a bunch of elastic in (more than in the photo):

On a completely unrelated note, I picked up these patterns for the cutest animals ever!

I was thinking of using my handspun – although white, that’d felt for sure!