Monday, April 14, 2008

Spring is here!

Spring is here! This past week the entire city has exploded in daffodils and cherry blossoms. And surprisingly, we've even had some sunny days to be able to enjoy it. I only have a week left before I have to go back to Ontario where it is still predominantly winter, so I'm enjoying it as much as I can.

This week has also been quite productive for knitting. I posted my craft swap items Ravelry, so those of you signed up there get a chance for a sneak peak at the swap items before I post them here! Also, I promised you pictures of my RPM socks which I finished quite a while ago, but never got around to it. So, here they are, in all their green sockish spiraly glory! The pictures don't quite do them justice. The spirals are much easier to see in 3d instead of you trying to see them on this flat screen. My sister LOVED them, so I consider my first sock knitting experiment a huge success! I plan to get some more sock yarn this week to start another pair over the summer.

I've also been making quite good progress on my Phoenix scarf, pictured below. I was following the chart for the middle bit that I made, but then lost track because I was trying to knit and watch anime at the same time (incidentally, I made so much progress on this because I watched the entire series of Dennou Coil this weekend...really liked it!). So, the mistakes became part of the pattern, and I just ended up freestyling it. I should finish this soon, but I really have to finish Jenn's shawl before I get any farther on this one. Don't mind the random blue spot in the middle of the picture. I think my camera lens needs to be cleaned.

That's all for today! Back to studying for me. I write my last exam tomorrow morning, and then I'm done for the summer! Huzzah! Now if only I can find a job....


Ilix said...

Find a job so you can buy more crafty stuff?!?!?
YAY spring, aren't you glad that you are here and not there? I bet it will be nice to be home though.
Great socks!

Kraco said...

Spring? It was snowing all sunday here... 10 cm of new snow. Although it's all melting away now, again.

Good to hear of your progress with the knitting projects. And those are nice looking socks. Modern looking in a good way.

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