Hi! I'm back! I turned in the written part of my exam today and rather than wandering off to take a nap, here I am blogging. The good news? At least for the interest level of the blog? The exam time was not without the knitting. Because the knitting is what I do when I'm taking breaks during long slogs of work.
No really exciting knitting of course, but at least it was something. Here's what I made, some felted bowls from One Skein by Leigh Radford:
Dispensing with the usual project stat layout because I'm too lazy right now to do that. I've had this skein of purple Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky laying around for a while. When I did the great stash re-org a few weeks ago, this yarn got a pink slip. It was headed for the trade/sell/give away bin. But I was putting away some knitting books the other day, flipping through books I've never used, and came across the pattern for these cute bowls.
I had a feeling I could get two bowls out of a single skein, but I was a little wrong. I was trying to get two large bowls of the skein, but after I got mid-way through the second one, I ran out of yarn. So I started over and ended up with one small bowl and one large bowl. I had forgotten how Lamb's Pride felts like a dream - it's like this yarn is made to felt.
Courtesy of the metal nesting mixing bowls that we use all the time in the kitchen. With special thanks to mother nature for dropping a little bit of snow so I could catch some good pictures of my bowls while the snow lasted. It looked like a little mini-winter wonderland in our backyard for all of 30 minutes but then the sun came out and it all melted. I was glad I was working from home so I managed to actually see the snow.
I highly recommended these bowls as a fun and fast knit that would probably work well as a gift too.
I expect I'll be back to a more regular blogging schedule for the next couple of weeks. I still have the oral version of my exam coming up (March 11th) and a defense of my proposal at the end of March and then of course the big vacation to Japan. But I should be around for at least some of the time in between :)