Trouble with Trebles

This blog is to keep track of my knitting, other craft projects, and the weird bits of life that don't fit anywhere else.

Friday, April 03, 2009

More FOs

Keeping up with the blog has been pretty difficult lately. Despite being on spring break, I am just finishing up grading 42 papers for one class and have 70 more to go between two of my other classes. I am also pushing hard to collect some data for a conference presentation in May. As if that weren't enough, both RJ and the husband have been suffering from antibiotic-resistant infections. For RJ, her bout of illness culminated with her throwing up all over me on Tuesday night. Parenting is not for sissies. They both seem to be improving now, which is a relief.

On the crafting front, I have lots of knitting progress to show. First, I finally seamed the Sirdar Snowflake sweater, so it is officially done! Technically it still needs buttons, but that's the fun part. It turned our pretty cute, even though this photo makes it look a bit deformed. I had a better photo, but for some weird reason it was corrupted and wouldn't show. Anyway, the yarn is very soft, but terrible to work with. The good news is that it would be impossible to pick out a mistake in this yarn.

Yarn: Sirdar Snowflake Chunky
Pattern: The sweater from the $3.50 pamphlet specifically for this yarn
Changes: None, I knit the pattern as written
Yardage: 2 skeins (274 yards)
Needle: US 9
Time: Started January 2008 and finished February 2009 (but the knitting was done long before that, I was just avoiding the seaming)

I also crocheted a newborn hat for a friend who just had a baby. It's so hard to believe that RJ was ever this small!



At 4:27 PM, Blogger jenfromRI said...

Ooh, that sweater looks so soft!!

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Caroline said...

The sweater does look soft and I love the colors.

Awww! You make me feel a little guilty about the paper grading. I haven't decided if I'm going to grade or not this vacation. I had a big due date last Friday, but I'm thinking about ignoring them until next Monday, something I'll probably regret. I think you'd like the online classes. Of course, you still have all of the grading, but none of the stress of having to be "on" four to six hours a week lecturing. We're paid the same for online classes or face-to-face, so you can guess what I want to do from now on.

At 9:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sweater looks so comfy! I've worked with that yarn's a good thing you can't pick out any mistakes (if there were to be any) 'cus that yarn is a b@%Ch to undo if you were to make one!

At 4:57 PM, Blogger Brenda said...

That sweater looks amazingly soft. I hope everyone is healthy now!


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