Friday, March 21, 2008

In which our hero makes his triumphant return

Well, I certainly have been absent, haven't I? I blame a combination of school crazyness (and other kinds), a solid week of cold misery and the deep and mournful lack of my camera (it is back now, as you shall see). To be completely honest, the crazy has nowhere near passed (the next 3 or so weeks just might make me kill myself... or whomever is responsible for the academic timetabling here). However, with my camera back, I shall at least keep y'all updated, even if it's not coherently.

I really haven't had the time nor energy to knit too much lately, so you actually haven't missed too much.

I finished the first Hedgerow sock a few days ago and finally cast on for the second last night. Ooh, and I made myself a makeshift (and kind of deformed, I think) sock blocker, so I can pretend to get some decent photos of socks now!

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And my pi blanket stalled right after the latest set of increases (about a week and a half ago, oops). It's 576 stitches around and I just whimper at the thought of it (48 rounds of this, then another increase section, I think). It doesn't look like much either...

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...that's it really. Now I am going to go to the gym and then buckle down and spend the next few weeks studying like a man possessed (as long as nothing shiny crosses my line of sight).

6 comments:

Kai said...

Good luck with the studying. :)

Pi is looking good and I know what you mean about makeshift sock blockers.. I think they all look a little odd when you make them yourself!

Charisse said...

Your makeshift sock blockers are pretty nifty!
I'm also going to be spending the majority of the next week or so doing assignments etc (in fact I'm supposed to be studying right now!). Good luck with it :)

The Happy College Knitter said...

You're back! I was getting worried...

The sock looks great and I totally understand about your blanket hesitation. I'm working on a triangular shawl right now and it pains me that ever row just makes it bigger and bigger...uff.

Good luck with studying and craziness, we'll try to get you through :)

kerri said...

Aw you're too fun to read to be killing yourself. As for killing someone else - do they let you knit in prison??

TeaandCakes said...

Ohh, the brown and red in the Pi look lovely. Just think how great it'll look when it's done and blocked!

Tallguy said...

That pi shawl is coming along very nicely! I like that you are doing the rows of holes regularly. I didn't on mine, and it needs something, I think. Those colours are working very well together. Did you make a pair of blockers? Yes, they are pretty nifty! Hey-- if it works, who cares what they look like??
Glad to see you back.