Ren Knits ^^

busy. and wristwarmers. January 30, 2008

Filed under: catch-up,knitting,school — Ren @ 10:19 pm

i feel as though i haven’t posted in months. i was relieved to find that it has actually been under two weeks. classes have been incredibly busy recently and i haven’t had time to do much of anything. i apologize if i owe any of you emails or comments… i’ve been trying to keep up, but i seem to be in a constant rush, whether to get to class or get projects done or get to bed at a reasonable hour or any number of other things. my wrist has been acting up more than ever before, which hasn’t helped matters much. things will slow down again eventually, i’m sure. i just have to hang in there until then. ^^

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things on the knitting front have been pretty slow, as you might imagine. i managed to finish a pair of wristwarmers for mom, but that’s about all. she wanted a pair because she read that wearing pulse warmers to bed keeps your whole body much warmer. i don’t know whether or not that’s true (i forgot to ask if she tried them out), but i was happy to oblige. she picked out the yarn from my stash and described the design she wanted. i used this pattern and a skein of cascade pima tencel. i liked the yarn… it was really soft. ^^ also, i’m optimistic that i will have a finished pair of socks by the end of the weekend, but i’m not so sure they’ll be anything great. at least they’ll finally be off the needles! i’m anxious to move on to something else, but i don’t know what that will be yet.

 

also, i have been slowly messing around with ravelry. i got my entire stash up in one fell swoop the day after i signed up (two weeks ago! i can’t believe it was so long ago!), but i’ve been much slower about getting my projects on there. i did get the projects up that i had on my photobucket and livejournal, so i finally deleted most everything from those accounts. yay! i haven’t started my queue yet or added any favorites or posted in any forums or… haha, if only i had more time! ^^

 

hi! January 18, 2008

Filed under: catch-up,knitting,news,school — Ren @ 1:57 am

hi everyone! i’m just checking in to report that i am still alive and well and modeling seven foot long scarves. ^^ i’ve been insanely busy since school started last week (i had an exam already!), but things are ok and i’m looking forward to the long weekend.

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this is a mistake rib scarf knit with two balls 0f jo-ann’s sensations bellezza collection dolcetta in color purple/pink. the yarn is a really soft wool and cotton blend that i got on clearance a while back. sadly, though, the first time i wore the scarf i was itching my neck within minutes and i haven’t worn it for more than a few minutes since. my neck is really sensitive or something… one of these days i will find a yarn soft enough for it.

 

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here is the baby set i knit for my boyfriend’s sister. her husband is really into fishing, so when i found these buttons, i knew i had to use them. ^^ the pattern is from mason-dixon knitting and i used the hat “formula” here.

 

also! i finally got around to getting on ravelry. i friended a few people, but if i haven’t found you yet, i’m renknits. come find me! ^^