procrastination and productivity

Well, it’s not so much procrastination really – I like to think I’ve moved past putting things off just for the sake of putting them off. Like blogging, for example. It’s not a lack of things to say, it’s more like just not having enough hours in the day…look, it’s already 1 am and I’m not sleeping yet. I haven’t been able to get to bed before 1 am in ages!

Anyway, enough of that. Onto the productivity.

I tried Kitchener stitching the top of the first mitten closed, because when I thread the yarn through the remaining stitches it doesn’t tend to hold too well. Yeah, didn’t go so well.

Oh well. I just threaded the yarn through a couple times, and I’ll make sure to secure the tail best I can on the inside. The second mitten has commenced, although the first still doesn’t have a thumb. I’m using my swallow casein dpns, which were my very first set! Ah, memories.

A finished mimi! So mine’s not verylong, but it’s prettylong.

Mimi Verylong
Pattern: Amy Singer – I cast on 25 stitches for more of a scarf.
Yarn: my handdyed, handspun merino! About 200 yards.
Needles: Denise US9
Finished: November 13, 2005

I love it! It was all curly going into a pin-and-spray blocking, but it’s all nice and spread out now. I know it’ll curl back up again, but for now it’s perfect. And my merino is soft and lovely, if I do say so myself!

In other productivity news…today I went to a three-hour lab and two two-hour lectures, and I managed to knit 2 titbits, the second-to-last koigu hexagon, the cuff of the second mitten, and a few (looong) rows on bpt. Ah, productivity!






4 responses to “procrastination and productivity”

  1. Andrea Avatar

    I love the Mimi. I’m inspired to make my own with some yarn yet to be purchased (after finishing tons of Christmas presents).

  2. grumperina Avatar

    The Mimi out of your own handdyed, handspun yarn is just precious! It looks great, and I know it’s such a personal item since you were involved in every step of the process!

  3. Jen Avatar

    Nice looking mittens, chicka!

    Also the mimi is awesome.

  4. Carey Avatar

    Ooh… I love how Mimi looks with handspun!

    And I’m currently knitting a cardigan using your top-down pattern (just adjusted the numbers for a thicker yarn)… it’s my first big item, and I’m going at a snail’s pace, but I love it so far!

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