I started week 12 of school today and I see that I haven’t mentioned a thing here. I made a big deal of choosing a new project to work on during breaks and at school and then didn’t really work on it. I have been working on my shawl, but my knitting time has been so limited.
I finished a pair of Halloween socks. The only bit left to do was the Kitchener stitch. I really don’t like Kitchener stitch and it was this that put the sock back into the WIP pile. I had tried a few times, had to pick out the mess I made, and re-knit part of the toe. This is why I like top-up socks. I did these socks top down because that’s the way it had to be done because of the yarn I chose. Since I adore this yarn and I have several others like it, I’m just going to have to suck it up and get better at Kitchener stitch.
I pulled out another pair of Halloween socks and will be working on those, but knowing how seldom I knit, I don’t see these getting done before the end of the month. It’s just a project to keep me interested during the Halloween season. They are adorable though! This pattern is a mash up of toe up sock patterns from some books, and Nancy Bush’s Fox Face socks. The yarn is Salvia. My feet are cold on campus, so I have a lot of incentive to finish a pair or three of wool socks. From there, I’ll move on to a more Fall themed sock projects. Being in school tends to cut into one’s knitting and blogging time.
Halloween on campus was a blast. My costume even got a few nods of recognition. One fellow student commented “Sick Doctor Who costume!”. I was pleased. The dancing T-Rex and the Darth Vader with theme music were among the best things I saw that day.
CookAndCleanGiving is coming up and I think we’ll do ours early so we can get most if not all the kids there. I would be looking forward to the break if holidays were really a break for homemakers. Whoa, negativity, did I say that out loud?
Look! Pretty fall campus!
School has been going well. So well, in fact, I might not have to retake a class I thought I was going to have to retake. I was pretty excited and relieved. My brain isn’t as old and crusty as I thought and here’s to all oldies going back to school! We’ve got this!