Monday, April 23, 2007


And the school year is over, whew. And it is an incredibly beautiful day, to boot. I met up with some accomplices who also finished today and we went out for lunch. There is this tiny nook of a restaurant in town that serves... I think it is called Mayan somethingsomething. Anyway, traditional Mexican food. And just let me say that it is possibly the best thing I have ever eaten. We ordered 30 tacos (3 varieties) for the three of us, and they all disappeared. I'm not gonna say more, since I can't do it justice, but a dollar apiece for one of those tacos? I felt like we must have been completely ripping them off! It was astooooounding. I will go back. And hopefully get photos.
Anyway, when I get home, there is a package waiting for me! I ordered this on my last day of classes as a little treat for myself, and it showed up the day I finished exams. Serendipitous, no? I have been itching for some of Diana Fayt's pottery for ages now, but I can't really justify buying a big bowl or platter (cost and space reasons). But this little gem of a teabowl is worth every penny. Go check her site out, she does absolutely astounding work.
I'm just gonna give up some photos here. Knitting talk later.

Monday, April 16, 2007

checking in

I'll post once exams are over in... well, a week today. Sorry for the very sporadic posting, much studying and very little knitting/crafting going on, but I'm still around, just busy for another week!

[EDIT] It's not that I don't WANT to wear Dimples, or that I am not happy with it, but rather some completely unfounded fear of somehow ruining it. I wore it tonight to meet a friend for coffee. So far, so good.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Dimples, I presume

Well it's certainly no Skye Tweed Aran Cardigan,but Dimples is done! I even have some (pretty poor) photos of it. (What do you want? It's exam season, my brain is chained to my Latin textbook currently)

Name: Dimples (thanks Ellen!)
Pattern: Elizabth Zimmermann's percentage-based seamless saddle-shouldered sweater (I took it from The Opinionated Knitter)
Yarn: Mandarin Soft Cotton, about 17 balls
Needles: Aero 5mm, 80cm circulars (and some of my random assorted metal 5mm DPNs for the sleeves)
Knitting Time: Februrary 10th (give or take, there was some ripping a few days after to restart smaller), until April 10th (sewing on the last button). Not bad for a sweater in my size, I don't think. I watched A Lot of Battlestar Galactica and Heroes. I was tempted to name it something BSG related, but I really like Dimples.

What do I think? It's soft as all get out, mrowr, it fits (I am a shade leery of the stress that I think is on the back corner of the underarms, but I have no idea what I could even do to remedy that), I like the colours, I think it's fairly flattering, the shoulders worked out pretty well (I was sort of winging the colourwork at that point). I am however absolutely freaking paranoid of wearing/caring for it. I am afraid that it is going to wear out spontaneously or combust or fall apart when it has to get washed, Help!

I did some math, and there are nearly 30,000 stitches in the body below the arms alone (might figure out all the rest once I have some time for fun). But i'll toss up those photos, because I don't want to sit here and type (or study), I'm going biking, woo! (I will try to get good photos of it on me at some point, but it's kind of unlikely without an aide to assist me)