"I hate waiting."

As you might guess, I'm a bit impatient. I had hoped that picking up a pair of knitting needles would help me learn about the virtue of patience... but it seems I just want my projects to go along as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

So, I am very lucky to have terrific friends. Really. So take the next part with a bit of salt (or sour grapes, whichever you prefer). Two of my close friends (one of them being my best friend) are miraculously blessed with FANTABULOUS metabolisms. Both of them have DHLS (double hollow leg syndrome). What does this stuff have to do with knitting you ask? I present you with...

that's the greek pullover from Fall IK 05. I'm making it using 4 balls of Rowan Kid Classic. Daring you ask? No. My friend is only 5' and weighs about 87 lbs. Luckily, she's pregnant, so I didn't have to do TOO much math to make a size to fit her. I adjusted some to make it 32" bust, and gave one more increase to the front compared to the back. This sweater has got to be one of the quickest knits ever (in that size).

Next up:

SOCK DOWN SOCK DOWN!! I've finally finished ONE sock for sockpal2za. Here's hoping that SSS isn't horrible b/c I've only got 2 weeks to churn out it's identical mate.

here's the promised yarn porn:

On the left, we've got some Koigu (from the Yarn Studio in Vail), Cherry Tree Hill (on sale at Colorful Yarns), and some Rowan wool cotton (i got 6 skeins at 60% off). On the right: Garnstudio's Silke-Tweed (52% silk/48%lammeull), of which I bought 4 balls, and the Cascade Yarns Indulgence (70% superfine alpaca, 30%angora), only one ball. all at 60% off.

Here we've got the blue patagonia fleece (2 skeins), and the blue sky alpaca in a luscious chocolaty brown/dark dark maroon color (4 skeins). On the right, there's 2 skeins of lorna's laces shepard sock and 2 addi turbo needles. All the yarn in these last two pics were 60% off, and the needles were 20% off. My partner in crime had TWO bags of yarn, but is more generous than myself. She bought 6 skeins for a friend, and 5 skeins for her mom. I'm too selfish when I hit a 60% off yarn sale to be thinking of other people.

In other news (i know, there's news besides knitting and yarn?) in my life, I met with my mentor at school on Tuesday to talk about my chances at getting into a PhD program... and she says she can't imagine why I wouldn't get in. I know I'll have kick ass recommendations (is it obnoxious to admit most of my professors love me?), and she says my GRE scores are terrific. I'm not too ashamed to admit that my transcript couldn't really be much better, so I'm pretty positive about my chances of getting into a program. Will I get into the ONE I really want? over 200 apps a year. 4 slots. Hmmm.


Anonymous kristen said...

How could they not want you. I bet you are perfect.

Happy Happy thoughts!!

9/1/05, 8:25 AM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

Wow, cute sweater! Now you know why I love making kid's sweaters. :) Instant gratification. Great loot! And yea to you, wanting to get your PhD! Is it wrong of me to admit that the only reason I'd go for a PhD is so that I could wear that goofy hat?? (Of course, you'd look great in it.)

9/1/05, 8:58 AM  
Blogger CjSachiko said...

Family crises interrupted before I could pursue the "Piled higher and Deeper" degree. Good luck. I'm sure you'll get in no problem! =)

9/1/05, 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Cordelia said...

Nice, nice, nice yarn! Have a great time with it!

And I'm sure you can get in. Kick-ass recommendations are the best!

9/1/05, 9:53 AM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Sadly, I have no doubt you will get in and that's great. And with kick-ass recommendations, you're in like Flynn? What school wouldn't want you?!?!?! We just want you to stay.

You are flying along on the Greek sweater and yay for finishing the first sock. Now to just finish the second one. And for the beginner group, your sock pal is going to be amazed!

9/1/05, 3:36 PM  
Anonymous AmyB said...

Hooray! Love the sock! I finished up my first one too and am trying to blaze through the second one to move on to something else. Sadly for us MHCKnitters, you'll do fabulously with the grad school pursuits... gotta admit I'm a bit envious...
mif I could be a professional student, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

9/1/05, 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Joanne said...

Good luck with the PhD program. And.. congrats and making super knitting shopper status. You're an over-achiever on all fronts!

9/1/05, 8:20 PM  
Blogger Catherine Kerth said...

loved the yarn porn!i am soooo jealous!!! good luck getting into that PhD program,you smarty pants!i love that greek pullover, i wish i suffered from your friends ailment:)

9/2/05, 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Bonnie said...

I was going to comment on the yarn porn but someone beat me to it. I am out of the country right now without a yarn store to go to, so it was perfect to see!

9/2/05, 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Jena (your formerly secret pal) said...

Hey, if you are at NYU, we could definitely meet in person! :)

9/4/05, 9:16 PM  

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