Sunday, March 01, 2015

Sunday Seamday

Taking a break from the seaming up of this sweater because, well, I had to do the sleeves twice (each sleeve) and so I should be almost done but I'm not. Anyway.
The shoulder seams joined.

Tim models the one-wrong-sleeve version:

And here it is with the sleeves set in correctly.
So. Many. Ends.

Friday, February 27, 2015

All. The. Things.

OK two of all the things. I cast on for them. The two summer sweaters I discussed yesterday.
Also today 1:
Read 1/3 of a 250 page dissertaton
Finished a presentation and wrote a script for a conference
Did several hundred more words on the MTurk book

Pleased with myself.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Almost finished

So the sleeves are done:
And the seaming together shouldn't be that bad, as it is all straight lines and I ROCK the straight lines.

The good news is that I can now cast on for some new stuff as well as return to the elf socks. I have two spring/summer tops to get going: (apologies if linkies don't work): Siesta in milk bamboo, Sous Sous in Rowan Calmer, and the Antarktis shawl even though I'm not really a shawl person. I even bought new red needles for the two tops.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

And the finishing continues

I have lots of things I want to start, but I also want to finish. I have about half a sleeve left:

And this seems to go pretty fast.
The shoulders are a bit drop shoulder-ish and so the sleeves will be a fine length.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ten on Tuesday: The Timeperiod Edition

This is not one I will be good at...I just am not a fan of the past. That said, what are ten time periods I'd like to visit?

1. London in the 60s

Seriously, that's about it. I think of all the challenges that people faced before 1950: health challenges and societal challenges and educational challenges...maybe I would want to visit for ten minutes or something but not for any extended period of time. Unless I was incredibly privileged and lived in a bubble.

2. England in the 20s
3. England in the 1890s

So yeah, I'd do the Lady Mary Crawley thing and live a Downton existence in 'the country' and occasionally go up to London.

Saying "I"m not a fan of the past" makes me sound so-- what is the word--unimaginative? But I think it is in some ways a coping mechanism that helps me get through things. The past is yesterday and it is over and done and let's move on.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Apparently this is the week I finish stuff

I finished this cowl--the grey one with the 'woven' colors in it. I've made the photo a bit bigger than usual so you can see the weaving parts. It turned out very cool. I've seamed it so it is a giant tube, dunked it in a cold bath, and now it is getting stretched out.

We took a long walk with the dogs this morning along the river--our outstanding (and yet scarily warm) weather continues. I myself am ready for some rain and a bit of cloudiness.

Last night we watched "St. Vincent" and it was very started a bit slow (IMHO) but ended great. I even got a bit teary.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror on  my feet
I think these socks are might sweet.

Except they're not mirrors.
Good poem though.