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WIP Wed: I CAN’T STOP KNITTING

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Life has been a little stressful lately. I’m dealing with some personal things and school has been…confusing. Not necessarily difficult, but confusing. Mainly because I have a class co-taught by two professors who don’t seem to be communicating. Anyway, in order to cope, there has been knitting.

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A lot of knitting.

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Just in case you are confused, that is the completed back and a good portion of the front of a Roam Tunic. Admittedly, it’s knitted using US10.5 needles and bulky weight wool (I’m using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in Cadet, a nice blue color), but I still think that’s an impressive amount of work, especially considering I just cast on LAST FRIDAY. The stress? It has manifested itself in the knitting (and the acne).

P1010017But I am definitely loving this pattern. I have very high hopes for how it will look on. The model looks great in it and so does threadpanda! I’m just adding a few mods. I’ve lengthened it a little bit to be more like a dress. That way I’ll be able to wear it to work (I teach middle schoolers, so it’s really important to watch those hem lines. Those kids will comment on anything!). I’ve also decided to nix the pocket. It’s in such a strange place that I really don’t think it’s worth it. And that’s it! I’m off to puzzle out what my assignment is for my next class session 😉

For more WIP Wed. posts, check out Tami’s!

 

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Blog Week in Review: 12/3- 12/10

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It’s that time of the week again! I’m going to keep this short, because what I really should be doing is putting the final touches on the 8 page paper that is due at five today (that’s over four hours away- I’ve got plenty of time!). Hopefully I’ll have more time to write when I post about my WIP’s on Wed.- so excited to share what I’ve been working on with you!

I love the Twisted Knitter’s Adiri Cowl. Although it could be the color (what? Aren’t you all drawn to patterns when the sample is made in your favorite color?), I still really love the stitch pattern, too!

If you want your daily dose of adorable-ness, take a look at Every Words a Purl’s Litter Professorial Sweater. It’s a toddler in an old-person sweater. Just GAH!

If I had the patience to knit myself a stockinette dress, I would make it exactly the same way Jena A-C did her Still Light Tunic. I swear, it came out awesome!

Finally, Threadpanda has finished her Stonecutter’s Cardigan. I have been watching her progress on her “Sweaterday” posts for what seems like forever, so it’s almost like I just finished a project, too, just without the knitting or the FO. Ok, so I didn’t really finish anything, but she did, so congrats!