Saturday, September 29, 2007

Little things…

I am a hopeless blogger, almost a week since last entry despite my constant attempts to write something. Well, I had a pretty busy week this week: met my supervisor, went to all of the induction parts (more to come during next two weeks), and met lots and lots of people! Oh and finally, yesterday I went through matriculation ceremony, becoming a proper Cambridge student (and it wasn’t as scary as it sounds)

On the knitting front: I have a very small FO, one new sock and completed back, front and half of one sleeve of Highgate.

Model: Colorimetry from Knitty Winter 2006
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cathay (less then one ball, about ½, left from Mimosa)
Needles: 4.00mm
Modifications: casted on 110 stitches (10 sts less)

I love Gansey sock (sock 1)

Highgate (an old picture)

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Elastico Jacket

A new jacket finished in under a week. Love it!

Model: 12 from Lana Grossa Cotone Magazine
Yarn: 7.5 balls of Lana Grossa Elastico (colour 60)
Needles: 4.0mm and 4.5mm
Crochet hook: 3.5mm

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Moving on

I am back! I know it’s been a while but I just got so busy with my Dissertation writing, moving to a different city, flat cleaning, unpacking… In the process I’ve lost weight, quite a bit of hair, peace. I’ve gained insomnia, a couple of grey hair, hatred for flow cytometry analysis, and hopefully an MSc in Medical Genetics with Cancer Research (the board meeting is in December). Just for the record, if you not sure whether you want to do a Masters, think again, because you have to want it (and I am so not ready to start my PhD in less than 2 weeks time, I am just so TIRED).

With all of this going on, there has been absolutely no knitting. And now I am obsessed about that fact and feel like knitting for 24hrs (not good, I need to sleep). So, I guess there would be some action here. Stay tuned. Oh, and before I go, I’ll show you the top I’ve knitted back in July (before I’ve lost some weight)

Pattern: Lace Nightie form Interweave Knits Spring 2007
Yarn: 4 skeins of Alchemy Silk Purse (21e Green Plum)
Needles: Addi Lace circulars 3.75mm
Modifications: a part of initial cast on and lace motif, it’s all been changed