back in real time

Now that my second final is over (turned it in at 9AM this morning, thank you very much) I can once again join life in real time.  So how am I spending it, you might wonder?  By updating you, of course, my faithful readers.  I have some eye candy for you today.

Aparently during last weekend when I really, really needed to focus my time and energy on studying, I finished two projects.  First up, the faithful mittens, seen here on one of my lovely new dining room chairs.

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Aren’t they cute?  Very colorful and fun.  The thumbs are a little squared but I should say that my first attempt at kitchener stitch as very successful.  It was actually very easy, much easier than I had expected.  Kate emailed me some directions and I watched a video and it all made complete sense.  For those of you non knitting people, kitchener stitch is where you join 2 pieces of knitted material so that it looks like one completely knitted piece.  Which means that you have to weave some yarn in and out of the loops of the 2 pieces in such a way that it mimics actual knitting.  Cool, eh?

Now for the surprise.  I found these lurking in my new china cabinet.  May I present some chunky socks?

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Very warm and fuzzy.  Great bed socks.  These were knit in practically no time at all on size 13 needles.  (My first real pair of socks that I finished a few months ago were knit on size 2 needles, just for comparison.)

Now I just need to find a new knitting project. Hm….what shall I do? 

Oh, and I need to show you the first two lovely housewarming gifts that I have received.  First up is Jane’s little suprise.  She came over and presented me with the lovely 6-piece place setting of dishes and a wonderful glass 3-tiered display thing.

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Seen here modelled on my new lovely buffet. And here is Kristin’s gift of some soup bowls and some different soups, pictured again on my new buffet.

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I love that wooden spoon and have become quite attached to it.  I now use it to make oatmeal or grits in the morning.  THANK YOU JANE AND KRIS!

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2 thoughts on “back in real time

  1. You’re welcome… it’s very nice of you to display them on your blog. Your mittens, by the way, are made with such a lovely yarn that I think we need the link to it! It’s even prettier in “real life” than in the picture.

    Kudos for mastering Kitchener stitch – I get to have my first try on my current project, a shawl knitted from the bottom to the nape – the top edge has to be joined. But first I have to knit another what seems like 1,000 nupps.

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