Stitching Status: Still Plugging Away

I know my posting has been sporadic but when you don’t sit in front of a computer all day it’s hard to sit down and write a blog post!
But my semester is over as of today and I’ll have about 5 weeks of winter break. Of course I’m working during my break, getting a certification so I can teach something new to my students in the spring but there will be definitely be lots of knitting and much needed recharging of my batteries. I have to say I’m proud of myself for surviving my first full time semester of teaching and my husband keeps telling everyone I’m 1000% happier. I really am! Every day is a good day and just when you feel like you’re running out of steam, the semester ends so you can recharge.

But back to knitting, in this pic is a little test knit I couldn’t resist. It’s turning out really well and I’m just down to one last sleeve. I’ve got holiday photos coming so that means new dog knits coming too! My husband won’t have a the vest I wanted to make him but I’m still working on the one I’ve got on my needles so hopefully I’ll finish that up in December too.


November 2018 FO’s

It’s December! And after this week of finals I’ve got winter break until January. I’m so excited to have a bit of time to prep for the new year and to be lazy and knit and catch up on reading.
November FO
But let’s talk about what I was able to accomplish in November, shall we? It was a pretty productive month!

I honestly can’t believe that 2018 is almost over! What were you able to finish in November?

FO: Windschief

This is a hat. Specifically, this is the Windschief hat by West Knits. I made this hat for my husband two weeks ago. Thankfully I took this picture of it before he got home. Why? Because I haven’t seen it since I gave it to him. Let me explain…
At the beginning of the month my husband made a request for two hats, one grey and one black. He wanted them short so there wasn’t a brim, fitted like another hat he had and preferably with a cable. I opted out of the cable because I kind of hate them. He also wanted to go to the yarn shop with me to pick out the yarn. He picked out Spud and Chloe Sweater in a lovely deep heathered grey and a black. Did I mention to you guys how particular he is? And since he never makes requests when he does I take them seriously.

So I settled on the Windschief because I’ve made it before and since he wasn’t getting a cable, I wanted the hat to have some interest and texture. I whipped it up on a weekend while he was playing golf, showed it to him and asked him to try it on before I blocked and then I never saw it again. He’s worn it every day since. And since he gets home before me by the time I get home to photograph him he’s stripped down from his cute work clothes. So this is all you will see of his hat and I’m not mad because at least I know he likes it and it’s serving its purpose. Maybe by the time I knit the black one I’ll get him to pose for some pics for me. Fingers crossed.