Monday, September 03, 2007

So much homework this weekend. Some of it I stressed over way too much, like my first pre-lab for Organic Chemistry... this is the first class where we actually have to have handwritten, carbon-paper lab-books. I feel like I put in way too much detail but I was afraid of leaving something critical out. Also, Physics sucks. I think I've now said that on every single website I use. Makes me feel a little better.

But you're here for the knitting.... and there WAS knitting this weekend! I finished the decreases, knit even until the purly detail and started the very-modified peplum of my sweater. I'm so close to finishing the body! And the sleeves will be done in a jiffy because I'm shortening them and they're short to begin with. Then the button bands, which I hope I'll improve upon since my last cardigan. I should be better, I've been knitting for almost three years since then.

I also got the okay from my Grandma to knit her Christmas socks with the handwash only yarn if I want to. She figures since she's only going to wear them as slippers around the house anyway, they won't need to be washed as much as if they were used as true socks. I guess that makes sense. I've been warned about the yarn's likelihood of pilling though so I'm still a tiny bit conflicted. I think I'll knit up a swatch (gasp!) and see how it seems.

That's my quick update. Sorry for not having pictures but the sun went down so fast tonight! I'll have some soon.

Hope everyone's Labor Day weekends were great!


Gena said...

Oh, Organic Chemistry. I just had some terrible flashbacks! I did fine in the class, but it was a lot of work. Physics I liked, though, and my husband is majoring in Physics right now!