Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A Little Bit of Randomness

My brain hurts after writing that stupid paper for class and putting the finishing touches on my presentation that I have to give at class today too, so forgive me if I ramble on incoherently. First off, this is what I did before I played poker last night:
Lava colorway single for Impossible Princess and his etsy store to benefit the AIDS cycle. I'll finish single number 2 so that I can ply them tonight. Go donate to him, it's a great cause. If you don't feel comfortable with that, go buy my yarn once I finish it and it goes up at the shop. I also finished this:
Raglan sleeve number one for Grandma's sweater. I'm 1/4 way done with the second one and will finish that tonight while spinning and cleaning (I'll be doing a lot of that tonight). Here's what I did at poker last night aside from not winning:

In the words of the Yarn Harlot, "look, a sock!" I finished the heel flap and turned the heel at poker last night. This will be a Christmas present for someone. I'm calling it my poker sock since that's pretty much the only time I ever work on the blasted thing.

Last, but not least, we had to say goodbye to Emily yesterday at SnB. She's leaving us for some position at Yale. I mean, come on, what's more important? A good paying post-doc or SnB on Tuesdays? :oP We'll miss her a lot, but we'll all still be in touch, so it's OK. She may get a random visit from me and Kim every now and again (if we can ever find time to get away from classes and work!). We exchanged gifts/Christmas presents yesterday as well. Kim gave Emily a nice pink and gray scarf that definitely looked like the yarn was just dyed for Emily. Emily gave Kim some alpaca mix yarn that we all wanted to pet. I gave Emily two skeins of handspun yarn (the gray stuff I posted pictures of a few days ago) and she gave me some really pretty roving that blogger won't let me post a picture of. I guess you'll get a picture of that tomorrow! It's mohair/merino blend roving in a blues and greens colorway. I pulled out the four skeins of kid mohair/merino blend that I spun up from the roving that Erica sent me for my birthday and started comparing fiber. I think that these two groups of mohair/merino must go together. The white from Erica's will be accented by the blues and greens of Emily's. Now just what to make out of them...after Christmas...

Knit on...

2 comments:

robyn said...

I love the colors in your yarn; are you going to post the final product once it is plied?

Knitting Magic Girl said...

Yeah, I'll have pictures of the finished product. I'll bring in a little skein of leftovers too to show you how it plied up.