Monday, May 16, 2011

Summer Knittin'

Hello! Long time no blog!

The semester is over and I'm back to my relaxing summer schedule of knit knit knit all the time! :) As evidenced by the successful completion of half of a pair of Cookie A's Vilai Socks (my Ravlery project page) that I finally finished.

I started these socks last summer (sheesh!) and finally kitchener-ed the heck out of those toes earlier this afternoon. *so proud*

Now to start and finish the second half of the pair. *sigh* Other works in progress: my Holden Shawlette, more affectionately called the Sharf. I finally printed out the lace chart for the final edging and will get started on that tonight. Other than that, I don't have any other real projects going on. I've got an idea in the back of my head for some armwarmers for myself with some leftover Plymouth Yarn Co Happy Feet. Also, I got a gorgeous skein of Jawoll Magic with which I need to find something to do.

Also: THE DRESS! That gorgeous dress pattern I was lusting after a few months back has FINALLY been put back online. I left the yarn in Nashville, but I'll get started on that as soon as I get back.

Other updates from the last post:

I finished the blue armwarmers and gave them to Tessa, and she loved them! I'm soooo glad, and really excited to see pictures of her galavanting around Ireland wearing them next fall. ^^

I got that job I was talking about. The one in Nashville over the summer. Which is AWESOME. I'll be in Nashville acting as part camp counselor, part RA, part mom for middle- to high school-aged kids for the months of June and July. I start on the 6th of June! Can't wait :) I'll have lots of knitting (and blogging!) time, and it'll give me the time to get a head start on my dress! :D

Fishwilliam is also doing very well! He's staying with a friend in Nashville and in very good hands. ^^

Other life updates:

Exams all went well (albeit stressful), and I started my summer by spending a few days in Portland, OR with my brother. Now I'm back in Maine for a few short days to relax (and knit, of course) before running down to Boston to help my sister pack up her apartment and then watch her graduate on Sunday! It still amazes me that she's already graduating. :)

Then a few days of family vacation, a couple weeks to relax in Maine, and then I ship out to Nashville and my sister heads out to Africa! She got accepted into the Peace Corps and starts her tour of duty in June. I'm so incredibly proud of and excited for her :D It's kind of scary, of course. We're not sure of the details, but the only method of communication we're sure to have is the post. So we'll be writing a lot of letters, which will take 6ish weeks to get there! O.O Even though I want to be worried and scared and sad that she's leaving to a far-off, strange country without me, I can't help but imagine all the awesome adventures she'll be having there, too. It'll be hard not seeing her for 27 months, but I can't wait to hear all the cool stories :D

Well, that's enough babbling for one day! I'll post more pictures when I get started on other projects and make more progress on my Sharf and other Vilai sock.

Until then, happy knitting!