Hokay! I have a huge piece of my thesis draft due on Monday (in 48 hours), so what better time to blog? I do have some stuff to catch up on. As usual, click any photo to embiggen.
Oldest first: Halloween. We didn't do much, but there was a spontaneous creation of dead hands (old gloves) dripping blood (pasta sauce), which scared the trick-or-treaters (teenagers not even in costume traveling in packs).
Next up: just in case you wanted to see my ring, here it is! I think Kenny did a great job picking out something that is thankfully blingless, with a great pattern that reminds me of fibers, combed and braided:
And a congratulations card from two Upper Elementary students (sweet!)
I've also been feeling the all-too-familiar itch of Startitis, that classic malady of knitters with way too much time on their hands, or in most cases, not enough time at all. I figure it's not as if they'll go bad if you start them early, right? I can finish later. Much later. I have been finishing things, but they're all Xmas gifts, so I can't blog them yet. Alas. Here's what I've been starting:
Top: a longways scarf in Noro Kureyon and the very soft Cascade Pastaza. I plan on dropping a few stitches at each edge before I bind off to make easy fringe (one of my favorite new techniques, which I learned from making the Loop d'Loop Hat from Chris Bylsma).
Bottom: the amazing Phiaro scarf, which I fell in love with as soon as I saw the pattern, and then found some perfect yarn at 40% when I was in Arizona last weekend. You just cast on 195 stitches, knit stockinette for 22", then do this stitch dropping thing which you should probably buy the pattern for. Yay. :)