I am a terrible blogger…

26 April 2013 § Leave a Comment

Am I? I’ve just gotten very overwhelmed with life lately. I’ve successfully finished 2 of my coursework projects for this term. Just one more 3000 word essay before exam period begins. I have to survive 2 performance exams and 3 written ones and a few concerts and then I’m back in America for a while! I think I’m making it sound more exciting than it really is.

In an attempt to combat the stress, I’ve been knitting a lot since December. My most recent finished project has been a lovely lace shawl for my mother. I can finally show it to you all here, as she received it! It is the lovely Holbrook Shawl by Dee O’Keefe and is knitted in Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply. Wouldn’t recommend the yarn. It’s very splitty so unless you are world’s most careful knitter on super blunt needles (I am neither) don’t buy it.

 

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Despite my minor disagreements with the yarn it was a joy to knit.

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The pattern was incredibly well written and I can’t wait to make another one of Dee’s shawls.

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I really hope my mom enjoys it.

I’ve now moved onto a few things. I’m making one of Kitman Figuerosa’s Damask shawls, but I was too lazy to get out my camera for that. I’ve taken a quick snap of the rather boring socks I’m knitting. They’re just basic socks in some Regia self-striping yarn. It’s nice to work with. :) Here we go!

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Yes, I do have world’s messiest and tiniest desk. That’s what happens when coursework stripes. Hopefully I’ll be writing in a less stressed out manner when this is all over! I can’t wait to turn in the last essay and move on to exams…

 

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