... I'm DONE!
As of yesterday at 8:30 pm, I am done with my classes for this semester, and don't go back until January 16. I took an exam on Wednesday night, and am still waiting for results. In my other class, remember that pesky little paper I whined about
last week? I got an A on it, so I don't need to take the final exam for that class. Woo hoo! Thank you for listening to me obsess, and for sending me good vibes.
In honor of being done with class, and therefore in a generally festive mood, I've decided to host a knitting and spinning party on New Year's Day.
If you're local, and I know you, you probably got an email from me (umm, check your spam filter, Cheryl
). Unless you're local, and I know you, but didn't have your email in my address book ... in which case, email me or leave a comment with an email address, and I'll forward you the details.
Or, if you're local (Boston/Southern NH area) and I don't know you, please introduce yourself :)
In between studying and whining, I've been knitting, and doing a teeny bit of spinning.
Last month, Meghann
, and the Mafia
came over for a spur-of-the-moment knitting and spinning evening. We taught Meghann how to spin, and she took to it like a duck to water.
(Julia, your wheel sure does get around!)
This is her first skein of yarn. Dude, it looks like yarn! My first skein looked more like something the cat had spit up.
While she was there, the Mafia took one look at a skein of BFL that I had spun and plied earlier that week, and decided that it was hers. Apparently, in her world, all green yarn belongs to her. Who am I to argue?
politely requested that I turn the yarn over to her. We tussled a bit, and the compromise solution was that I would get the pleasure of knitting with the yarn, and she would get the pleasure of telling me what to knit, and would own the end product.
Thus, I present "Mafia's Mitts."
(This image gives new meaning to "you're driving me up a tree".)
Yarn: Handspun BFL from Clover Leaf Farms
Gauge: 17 sts/4 in
Needles: Size 7 Addis
I'm off for a computer-less weekend full of synchronized swimming and teenage girls. See you on the flip side.
Labels: bloggy buddies, fingerless mitts, grad school, rambling, spinning