Not only did Brad and I get in a fabulous workout yesterday, I got a lot done. I'm almost done with all of the laundry! Even better, though...
First, I have an exam on seven chapters next week Monday. I haven't yet had any lectures yet, but I figured that I could read the seven chapters, which will give me less to study next weekend (when I'll be gone). Luckily, the Vintage Cami is the perfect "knit and study" project as it is stockinette, in the round. I'm knitting it in Debbie Bliss Cotton DK, which isn't splitting at all (a deterrent to knitting without looking).
I got three chapters and about three inches done. I'll read another three today, four if I can stand it - if not, I'll read the last one sometime this week.
I also sat down and made the Dulaan blankets. The trucks were a blanket kit, and Brad chose the crab fabric - I was impressed that he had an opinion on fabric! :)
That wraps it up for my Dulaan contribution (two blankets, three hats, and a scarf). I'll get a box and get that in the mail this week.
I sat down and did the finishing on Mary Ella and the Daria belt. You'll have to wait for pictures of the belt, as I cannot be convinced out of my pajamas into jeans for a proper photo, but here's Mary Ella:
Pattern: Mary Ella from Knitty
Materials: DMC Perle Cotton size 8, glass seed beads, purchased as a kit from Earthfaire
. The color I have is no longer available (blue with amethyst beads).
Needles: Inox DPNs, US 0000
Started: March 11, 2005
Completed: June 1, 2005 knitting, June 4, 2005, finishing
Time spent: 7.75 hours
I love the finished product, and I did enjoy knitting it, most of the time. There were other times I was cursing the teeny tiny needles - luckily my dog can't imitate the bad language for guests.
Then, I picked up Carla and seamed her up. This is by far the most annoying seaming to date. It is super easy to pierce the Rowan Cotton Tape with the needle while seaming. Also, since my pattern is so lacy, and there are triple decreases on the raglan shaping... yeah, that was fun. It's all seamed up now - today I plan to do the sleeve embroidery and weave in all of the ends for another FO!
As if all of this weren't enough - on Friday night, I started the Rebecca Leaf tank
. It has a 22 row lace pattern, and I missed the part where it said "knit rows 1-10 six times, and rows 11-22 once." Oops.
The funny thing is that when I was seaming up Carla, I was silently cursing myself for not converting the tank top to be in the round (Carla made me despise seaming with all of my heart, and there's reverse stockinette on this tank). I didn't want to rip out all of my work, but once I figured out that I had to anyway....