30 09 2006

Finished the Sock Wars socks… and they’ve been shipped!

But guess what… I forgot to take a picture.

So hopefully my victim will be nice enough to take a picture when she gets them which probably won’t be until Tuesday.

Why have there been so little posts? College is sucking up all my time. However! Fall break is the 9th and 10th so I can guarantee you a post then!


Tale of Two Socks

21 09 2006

Hi. I’m killing time! (I really don’t feel like doing homework.) And I really don’t have much homework so maybe I’m not in too bad of shape.

So I decided way back when SP8 started, and I bought some cool sock yarn, that I would make my dad socks for Christmas, maybe his birthday. All depended on when I actually got around to doing it. So for the last two weeks I’ve been saying, “two weeks to make dad socks before his birthday. two weeks left. two weeks. two weeks.” Well… it’s not always two weeks, which is a fact I guess I just overlooked.

Dad’s Birthday was today, and his socks aren’t quite done. They aren’t quite started either, so now we’re aiming for Christmas. However, I’m going to try to finish my boyfriends socks for our little dating anniversary things. You know how us teenagers are, we celebrate every little thing. So he’s getting socks, hopefully. The good news? I’m a lot farther along on his socks than on my dads. Our anniversary is 18 days away. So if I only knit his socks, I just might be okay.
21.jpgCan we say pooling with the boyfriend socks? I think so. Major pooling.

Fuzzy Hat. Part III

20 09 2006

Yet another fuzzy hat completed.

Can you guess what it’s made out of?

I really like how it pooled, too bad those decrease rows destroyed the pooling.

One side:


Other side:


Pattern: It’s the basic hat everyone makes. Ribbing, knit around and around and around, then decrease.
Yarn: Lion Brand Fun Fur in color Hot Pink, and Red Heart in color Plum Pudding.

Opinions please?

19 09 2006

My favorite teacher in the world, and one of the only ones who can teach at my university was turned down for tenure. This means he may only be there for about another year. My problem is that I have 3 years left including the current one. Rumor has it another teacher in the same department probably won’t get tenure either, and a third is thought to be soon retiring. The problem? This only leaves the university with One full time professor in this department. It is also this one professors first year at the university.

So I’m concerned with the state of the department. This is a subject quite vital to my graduating and being successful. So hire more teachers you think. Well, while many universities are hiring now for next fall, ours doesn’t start hiring until the spring. This means our University doesn’t always get the best candidates. We tend to get who’s left. So if three professors aren’t coming back next year, will they be able to replace all three? I don’t really think so, and it’s scary.

My thoughts: Where can I transfer? and When should I transfer?

I like my university, but I don’t know what they were thinking. And if anyone out there knows a thing or two about the way universities usually work, please, e-mail me or something. I would love to hear more about it.

Major lack of knitting content

18 09 2006

18.jpgMy dad’s birthday is Thursday. I was going to make him socks. Key word: was. I said to my mom Sunday after winding yarn for his socks, “I’m going to make dad socks for his birthday, think I can do it in two weeks?” She replied, “His birthday is Thursday.”

WOah… I swear I had two weeks like yesterday.

If you haven’t noticed, school has taken over. I’m swamped with math homework, 8 chapters of it just last weekend. Plus there’s always a couple reports to do for the education classes.

I did manage to clean my chair off though. For awhile it’s been piled with clothes because I have no room in my dresser, and my spinning wheel was blocking my closet. So this morning the spinning wheel was moved so I can get into my closet, except now I’ll trip over it when getting out of bed. My homework buddy is really happy. He loves to sleep in the chair while I’m on the computer, even if I leave random clothes on it during the day.

I’m really hoping I can get all this homework on track this week. That way I won’t be behind for the future, and there will be much more knitting to show. That and if I don’t get everything all caught up, I’m a sitting duck for sock wars.

charity squares

13 09 2006

13.jpgMy sister loves her socks. She wore them to school today too. She also has reported that her feet aren’t gross from acrylic socks. Who knows, it’s cold enough she could prolly get away with them.

She showed everyone at school her socks, running up to people yelling, “look at my socks” and hiking her jeans up so they could see. She also had a few people say, “cool socks” without her even saying anything to them. So she told them her sister made them, which was followed with strange looks and even more questions. Apparently people were also feeling her socks. I think it’s funny. She’s so happy with her socks.

oh, and I started another charity square. No shocker there. The yarn is very bright and happy, and I actually want to knit this square. Usually I have to force myself to sit down and work on squares, but when I like the color of yarn, it isn’t bad at all.


13 09 2006

I finished my Spring Socks. The second one was a little snug because I got a bit tight on my gauge. So I asked my sister if she wanted to try them on, and they fit like a dream.

So I gave them to her. She’d been in love with them all week, and she usually doesn’t give a crap about the things I knit, so it was a big deal.

She’s happy. She wore them to bed last night. She wanted to wear them with flip flops to school but couldn’t because of band practice. I warned her their acrylic content might not absorb sweat, and she told me she would put them to the test. Oh dear.

13-21.jpgPattern: Wendy’s Toe-Up Sock Pattern
Yarn: Moda Dea in color Spring (a little more than 1 ball of yarn)