Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hello, Summer!

My first semester at Columbia is [finally] over! Now I get one luxurious week to run every errand that I didn't have time for during the last 5 months--stock up on toilet paper, go to the DMV, start in on the mountain of laundry--all before summer school starts on Tuesday. Awesome.
And with that, let's move on to the knitting.Pattern: Textured Shawl Recipe by orlane
Yarn: Indecita alpaca, brought to me from Peru by one of our family friends, Randy Green--thanks Randy!!!
Needles: US 8 Addis, 32"
Raveled here!I saw Parikha's version of this shawl on Ravelry and was, of course, immediately inspired to make one myself. I had this ginormous bag of uber-soft alpaca from my little brother's best friend's dad (who regularly brings medicine and lots of good stuff to tribal peeps in South America, check it out), so voila, here it is! I held the yarn double to get gauge, and what resulted was a perfectly sized little something to throw over my shoulders on a chilly evening.
Next up? I'm feeling ambitious:Pattern: Paper Crane by Kirsten Johnstone of assemblage
Yarn: Habu Cotton Gima
OK, so, what with school and all, I have totally fallen off of the blog reading bandwagon, but when Kirsten announced that she'd put her pattern up, I had to go check it out--and of course, once I saw it, I had to tell her how pretty it was! And then... I won her contest for a free pattern!!! I was so psyched--perhaps this means I should read blogs more often....
Anyhoo, if you haven't seen her lovely blog, you should really check it out. And hopefully I will finish this pretty cardi before summer's end.
OK, off cook some soba noodles for my hubby, watch the downloaded pilot of Caprica, and knit! Vacation, you go by oh-so-quickly.