Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Current Knitting

Well, it has been awhile since I have given an update.  Work has been SUPER busy.  It's the end of the term and I have had students lined up outside my door until four in the afternoon.  If anyone tells you that teachers don't earn their pay, please tell the to get F*^*^*ed for me.
It's a good thing that I have a friend who runs knitting club.  I haven't had time to sit and teach kids knitting since before Thanksgiving.  She jokingly calls me the loser faculty advisor.

I'm super active in my teacher's union and I have was at meetings Fri-Mon.  It was total torture.  I'm not a meeting person and most of the news was grim.  On the bright side, Oregon passed two ballot initiatives to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy.  About damn time!  My students can continue to be educated.

On the knitting front, I have finished another Baby Surprise Jacket.  My former teaching partner has just had a baby girl.  I found this really cute yarn.  Of course, cute doesn't mean that it's a good yarn to work with.  This yarn was a total bitch to work with.  I ripped that jacket out at least 6 times.  Anyway, all it needs now are buttons.  I'll get those this weekend.

Next on my list is the Carlito Cardigan.  I've started the pattern which begins with knitting a cable pattern.  I'm about 30+ rows into it.  Can't tell if there will be issues or not.

That's about it.  Time to knit....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Finished at Last!

Well, it's finished and it fits!  I got it off the needles this evening and got it on the woolly board for blocking.  This sweater was a great learning experience.  I have decided that I'm a big fan of doing sweaters in this gansey style.  What I really like is picking up the sleeve stitches around the arm hole and working it to the cuff.  It really allows you to get the length of the sleeve to what is comfortable for you.

Putting it on the woolly board was also interesting.  Maybe I should have read the directions....