i’ve had my first class period for every one of my courses as of today. we haven’t really done much, though, since the first class is usually just going over the syllabus and such. added to that is the fact that the gators won the football national championship game last night, meaning mass hysteria and partying by many, and also meaning that very few people went to class yesterday or today. classes seem alright, though the course load sounds pretty tough. yesterday i got soaked through on the way to class, (so i got to sit in class all cold and wet O_O) but, other than that, everything has been ok so far. we’ll see how long that lasts.
i forgot to post the stitch markers i made last week (mom showed me how to get the loops round, so they actually slide on the split ring ^^). they are porcelain and have little birds on them. i saw them at the store and fell in love and just had to do something with them.
red scarf project scarf #2
pattern: CO 26 sts, 6in in garter, 6in in stockinette (3 stitches in garter at each end)
yarn: red heart super saver color ranch red
needles: size 9 straights
size: 6in x 60in
comments: i won’t lie, it curls over some. but once it’s around the neck, it shouldn’t matter too much. i tried it on and thought it looked nice. i would’ve just made it garter stitch, but i didn’t think i could stand the monotony, haha (even though i love garter stitch). my goal is to get (at least) one more red scarf made and get the package ready in the next week or so.
how cute is that?! it’s the test sock from this
knitty article (thanksfor the link, nora
), hanging on my bulletin board next to my donut keychain
. i had tried to knit a sock before, but i got messed up on the heel because i didn’t know which way to slip the stitches. i still don’t know which way to slip the stitches (is it always knitwise? always purlwise? does it depend on which side you’re on?), but i think the sockie came out nicely. i’m not sure when i’ll start my actual sock, but it’s nice to know i can (at least partially!) handle a heel.
p.s. if anyone has cingular cell phone service (which, if you are thinking about getting it, don’t! but that’s another story), be sure to check your bill because they were charging us for our cingular to cingular minutes (and to talk to other people on our plan, as well) and we had to call and get it straightened out (and get reimbursed).