Monday, July 30, 2012

back at it

Well, if anyone out there is still reading, this blog is finally back in the swing of things, or at least so it seems.

Another languishing project, my aphrodite socks were started at the end of March, but I only got about 3/4 of the way down the first sock before they got cast aside. I picked the first one back up the other day and finished it off, and wasted no time in casting on the second. Otherwise, who knows when it would have happened?

These socks are made slightly differently for the right and left foot, so what we're looking at here is the right one:

Aphrodite right front

The left will have the foot pattern going the opposite direction... and hopefully we'll see that one finished up real soon!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

just point and shoot

After many too-warm-for-gloves months, I finally finished the 2nd of my knotty gloves.

I would have tried to get a better picture, but my camera died on me somewhere in Spain (which reminds me that there are still possibly some Spain pictures on the memory card...) and I was going to try it again with fresh batteries, but can't find any. So a bad mac-cam pic it is. There's no point in trying to improve on the first one as they'll all be equally bad, so here you are.

Maybe I'll ask for a new camera for Christmas, even if I can patch mine up for the time being. Any suggestions on the latest digitals? (Note: I'm mostly a point and shoot kinda gal, so don't bother with anything too fancy...)

Monday, July 23, 2012


Handspun soothing by gradschoolknitter
Handspun soothing, a photo by gradschoolknitter on Flickr.

I've been less-than-productive lately, both knitting- and research-wise. And even less so in the blogosphere, which didn't seem possible. So this week I'm trying to re-surface and set some reachable goals for myself to try and get back into my knitting and work grooves.

And what better to get me back into knit-mode than handspun yarns? The green on the left (better pictured here) was sent to me by one of my wonderful moderator-helpers in the sock swap back in the first swap and the 2nd yarn was spun by the same person that taught me how to spin (see here for a better picture). Both make me happy and are lovely yarns.

Anyway, I'm hoping to have more time (and inclination) to knit and I have a few projects that are almost done (including a glove with only a finger and a half left to knit), so hopefully this space will be more busy over the next little while!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

like so many loose ends

loose ends by gradschoolknitter
loose ends, a photo by gradschoolknitter on Flickr.

Life has been pretty crazy chez gradschoolknitter, but in the next few weeks I should be wrapping up some projects and (fingers crossed) moving into a new phase in my career.

All of which means that there hasn't been a whole lot of time for my other loves of knitting and yoga. When I have had some "free" time (i.e. 2 train rides at 8 hours each last week...) I have been doing as much knitting as possible and I do have a finished (minus the ends, of course...) project. But the above is all you're going to get to see, at least until it gets to its final destination... But here's hoping I'll have some more knitting time in the near future!