Back from Africa

Since I graduated, my school has generously disabled my email account and along with it all of the images I had uploaded for my very academic blogging use. The unfortuate result is that I no longer have any of the images I used on this blog and so I decided on a redesign.

But because I'm really not that html/css savy, I just went with one of Blogger's tried and trusted pre-designed templates and attempted to modify it as much as I could to make it my very own. It's not ideal, true, but I've given up trying to make the computer do things that it obviously doesn't want to do... and it looks like I don't know the magic words. Oh well.

Alas! No fear! (I've always wanted to say "alas". But I have a sneaking suspicion that I'm not using it right...) I do have knitting content in this post.

May I present Dashing from Knitty (link found in sidebar). Apparently, I have bad circulation. So when I sit in front of the computer for a long time (as I am oft prone to do), my hands turn into icicles. Especially my right hand. Probably because my left hand gets the pleasure of being tucked under my large bum for warmth while my right hand is left with working the mouse. Just a theory. Thus, my attempt to keep my hands warm:


The second one is half way done. No picture because it looks like the one above... except only half.

I've also had a lace shawl project going for a very long time (Candle Light Shawl from Knitpicks, link also in sidebar). It's only now just beyond the half way point so there's still lots to be done. Despite the lengthy process, I'm quite enjoying this knit. I'm excited to block it out and see it in all its glory finally. Two shots: one to actually see the thing and another one because I was trying to be artistic and obviously failed.



5 comments:

Lisa said...

Glad to see you are back safe and sound. HOpe your trip was everything you hoped for.

Love dashing and look forward to seeing the finished shawl!

Lisa said...

Glad to see you are back safe and sound. HOpe your trip was everything you hoped for.

Love dashing and look forward to seeing the finished shawl!

lcord said...

Nice to see you back, Dashing looks great!

eileen said...

Thanks ladies! It's good to be back!

Chelle said...

Welcome back! Your shawl is lovely and Dashing is beautiful!