February 21, 2009


Posted in Uncategorized at 4:15 pm by merknits

All sorts of new things going on around here, but I’ll start out with the knitting:
juno regina finished

Pattern: Juno Regina from Knitty
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss, about 3.5 balls, I think
Notes:  Quite happy with this one!  It is fairly easy but still somewhat interesting (except for that long middle stretch) and using a slightly thicker yarn made it go rather quickly.  I also made use of blocking wires for the first time with this project, and I’m glad I did!

By the way, I took a ton of pictures using the self timer and this was the only one that wasn’t blurry.  I have to figure out how to use this new camera!

I’ve decided to make some knitting-related changes – the Lacy Cardigan has been abandoned, as I decided there was no way I could do a whole sweater in that lace pattern with mohair yarn.  I would like to try it again in a smooth yarn someday, but in the meantime I think I’ll use the lovely purple mohair for this sweater.

Bigger, life-related changes include a move to Chicago in about three months!  We’ve known for a while, but it’s just now started to sink in and I’m kind of stressing out over everything that needs to be done, including finding a new job (at least my husband will have a job – that’s why we’re moving).  It doesn’t help that my current job and my volunteer “job” are extremely busy and stressful right now too.  I am excited about it, especially since our families and many of our friends are in Illinois, but I will actually be sad to leave Houston.  But hey, now I’ll have an excuse to knit with wool and plenty of opportunities to wear handknitted items!