past my forehead

I am waaaayyyyy past up to my eyeballs in work. So. Much. Schoolwork. I’ve got a plan, which lets me complete each assignment well before it is due and even gives me time to study for exams (I just have 2). Unfortunately, I don’t know if I allotted enough time for each paper…I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.

Obviously, knitting and spinning have suffered a bit – the stress is making me not want to do ANYTHING, not even knit. I end up sitting here, doing nothing. It sucks. And I have knitting deadlines as well, so it’s pretty hard to make any time for personal knitting or even gift knitting, so the latter isn’t going to happen.

Of course, what with my eyes being bigger than my…schedule, I’ve got my mind set on a couple new projects. I need to make some winterwear accessories and stuff of course, but the project I REALLY WANT TO KNIT NOW is Aberlady from the Celtic Collection (by you-know-who).

An AS that is actually fitted? Amazing! I have my sights set on a particular yarn, too – Blackberry Ridge Wool/Silk fingering weight. In natural gray. I want to make the body longer, so I’d probably get 5 skeins to be safe.

Questions: is this a good yarn for this sweater? (Sorry I can’t show a photo, but you know.) It needs to show a texture pattern really, really well, and be soft enough for next to the skin. I’m a bit of a delicate flower, but I can handle some woolyness. The other yarn I was thinking of is Baby Ull, but I’m not sure I want to go with 100% wool – the silk would be really nice for drape.

Of course, this is after I knit multiple deadline projects, a couple of blankets, a long sweater coat, an aran, over the knee socks, shawl….

Back to, um, writing a paper. I have photos of where I’ve abandoned the log cabin blanket – to come tomorrow.







5 responses to “past my forehead”

  1. Juno Avatar

    The blackberry ridge slk/wool is completely skin safe – did you touch the brown shawl I was wearing at Rhinebeck, the Lotus Blossom? That’s the BR fingering weight.

    It is not particularly refined or elastic, though. I’m not sure about a sweater that has a need for some memory.

    You want I shouold look around for anything that was left? I don’t know for sure if I have any left, but I can look.

  2. dennymcmillan Avatar

    We got some patterns in the shop that are knitted and beaded rings!
    How easy is that for small gifts.

    Easy, or what?


  3. Cassie Avatar

    I was going to make the same offer as Juno – although I don’t have leftovers, I’d have to wind some off a new skein (so let her go first). I swatched for Aberlady ages ago, and used Rowan 4 ply soft – a *much* smoother yarn than the Blackberry ridge. If you’re going for that tight of a gauge, I’m not sure how the BBR would hold up …. I started my Danish Nattroje in their 100% wool and had issues with the … delicacy of the yarn. Killerpeach Jody knit hers in the BBR wool and silk, though, you might ask her what she thinks?

    In other words, I don’t think its the best choice but you should ask someone who knows more than I do – about sweaters especially.

  4. Miss Muffy Avatar

    You always seem to get more done in an average day than everyone else – why should now be any different? I’m sure you’ll find the time for it all somehow. You already knit in your sleep, right?

  5. Jodie Avatar

    I totally understand the whole behind and tons of work thing right now. We are on terms (10 weeks, 11 including finals) and it seems like we just started. I have to say though, I’m also really glad we are almost done. Although the work load is crushing.

    Good luck with it all!

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