Thursday, August 5, 2010

Please disregard my last post.

For reasons that really are too painful to go very much into right now, I will be moving again. We're not going to buy the house we had planned, but have to be out of here by the 21st, so if we can just find a temporary apartment, we'll move in there for now and then start trying to find something more permanent. This has been a really crappy week, I really hadn't planned on spending my last week of Summer vacation trying to find a place for us to live. And that's all I'm going to say on the subject for now.

But on a lighter note, I've finished two projects! Yay, me! I finally, finally, finished the February Lady Sweater that I started in, well, February. It turned out bloody huge when I finished it, about two sizes too big for me. Luckily I used Colourmart angora yarn, that's supposed to shrink when you wash it. So, I chucked it in the washer with the rest of my normal laundry, and hoped for the best, hoped to high heavens that it would shrink enough so that I could actually wear it. And whaddaya know, it did! You can barely recognize it as the same sweater, but it is. (And right about now I'm a wee bit peeved at myself for not takin a "before" picture of it. I was so mad at it for being so much too big for me, that I didn't even want to look at it.) Anyway after washing it, I now have a warm, soft sweater, that is the perfect size for me. The pictures of me wearing it aren't great, because I took them myself. :D
I haven't sewn in buttons yet, because I haven't had the energy to decide what kind of buttons I want. And yes, that's a safety pin holding it closed. :)

Pattern: February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne (ravel it)
Yarn: Colourmart angora 6/16 nm
Needles: umm, 6mm, I think

I also made a hat, from a dark grey yarn that Lotta gave me. I mentioned on Ravelry that I'd want to make a hat out of dark grey yarn, but didn't have any, and Lotta came to the rescue, and sent me some that she had. ♥ It took me about five episodes of Stargate to make this. :)
A thick wool hat, just in time for the record heat we're supposed to have this coming weekend. Hah.

And since I finished one big project, I started a new one (because where's the fun in finishing the cardi I've had lying around for almost a year now..), the Minimalist Cardi. With my current knitting speed, I estimate to have this done by Fall. Next year. I've knit the ribbing on the back, will start the moss stitch next. Oh, btw, did I say a while back that I hate seaming, and will never, ever do it again? Well, guess who started a cardi that has to be seamed? Yup, you guessed it, genious over here. Oh well.. At least the color is beautiful, but it's really difficult to photograph, this was the only photo I got in which the color looks correct. (Please try to ignore the barcelet and other stuff that don't belong in the picture.)
And now I have to go fill out application forms for apartments.. Wahoo.