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!
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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.

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Stitching Status: Itching to Finish

I’ve got a few projects I’m itching to finish but just don’t know if they’re a priority right now. In the evenings I’ve been working on my cotton Guthrie sweater again.
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I’m about six inches from below the underarm and I want to make this a long sleeve version this time (in case you missed my short sleeve fitted version from summer). I really do hate knitting sleeves but I want this to be a light weight long sleeve I can wear to work. My afternoon classroom is insanely hot so I’ve been avoiding wearing my long sleeve sweaters. Plus I might wear this one for holiday photos this year…we shall see.
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I’m also itching to get back to my Kangarullover because it’s green, has a massive pocket and will be such a fun layering piece as it gets colder. But it’s a pretty big project with tons of garter stitch so I can only work on it in the evenings. And I have another cardigan I started working on and put away as it got to hot, my Tamsyn, that I should finish too. I can’t find a picture of it but it’s a good striped neutral cardigan that would be great in my wardrobe. But November is coming and I’ve got a ton of little kids I want to knit some things for and a sweater vest I want to make my husband…so these things might just be put to the side until my winter break. If only I had another set of hands!

What are you working on right now?

Stitching Status: Finding My Rhythm

I always tell people when they start teaching that the first semester is always the hardest. You’re planning as you go and always doing a ton of prep work. Since I’ve been teaching for four years already I didn’t think about this as being my first semester but it is! I’ve got two new classes that I’ve been working on every single week and I’m exhausted!
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Hence the pic of my sleepy pups and pretty yarn. But I’m exhausted in a good way. On the knitting front I’m definitely still chugging along.
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I put my Tecumseh body on hold and am working on the sleeves. I want to add another repeat of the pattern with a grey and white yarn (I know not a part of the rainbow but…) I want to make it a longer pullover. I just need to know I’ve got enough yarn. Surprisingly, I knit this entire piece so far with just one skein of Miss Babs Yowza! It’s why I love those huge skeins, I don’t have a ton of ends to weave in. I’m sure I’ll have enough for the sleeves and more length but I just want to be sure.
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And Cher seems totally okay snuggling up to my Tecumseh. I can’t wait to finish Jellybean’s version so I can start of Cher’s too!