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Sunday, September 30, 2007

All things urbanpagany... and them some...

It's been a busy time (as usual) here at chez urbanpagan. Eric has been flying all over so he's been gone a lot buuuuuut he has been home on weekends so it's been nice. :)

Classes are going alright. I got my first official paper back on Thursday. I got a B-. Now I know I should be happy but you know, I really thought I had a kick ass paper there. *shrug* Oh well, the nice thing is I can revise it and resubmit it. I'm going to get right on that. I had a voluntary test this past Saturday. It was the Quantitative Literacy Exam. (Big words for math test.) If you can score a 70 or better then you don't have to take a required math course. A free test? Pass it and not have to pay tuition on 4 credit hours? Hellz yes I'll take it! I should know what I got by Tuesday at the latest. I had problems with only one question. The worst part is I -knew- it! I -KNEW- it but I just couldn't seem to get the formula to work out. I showed Eric when he got home and within about 2 seconds, he showed me my mistake. :P He's always been a huge wiz at math.

On the knitting front, I've been rocking! I can knit in one of my classes so I've been working on my entrelac socks while I'm there. I'm kicking right along with them too but man, they are time consuming! But I'm going to love them when they are done. :D

Here is the first sock so far:

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I think I'm going to make them only a bit taller and then bind off. The pattern calls for them to be knee length but I'm not really a knee length sock kinda gal. ;)

The Tilted Duster is coming along really well too! Here's the progress so far:

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I'm at row 5 of about a zillion for the skirt. :P But it's a very easy knit and I'm sure I'll finish it up fast. The only reason I didn't do any more this week was because of homework assignments.

Through all the hub-bub and hectic life here at chez urbanpagan, the cats took it in stride, laying under the window as usual. I think I woke Fang up for this photo:

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My crazy kitties.

On the "Lookie what I saw!" front, lookie!:

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It's the third annual Hats with Heart contest at UNC Chapel Hill. No I was not able to put a hat in this year... (see above for reason why). :P But check it out... someone did the Sock Monkey Hat from Knitty!:

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I'm now on a mission to see if I can find out who did that hat. I could have another knittyhead in my midst and not even know it!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Dude! Entrelac is awesome!

So a long time ago I mentioned that I was in love with the Entrelac socks from Interweave Knits. You can find them here. They are the first ones pictured. And yet, I waited. I thought, maybe some day... Then my cousin gave me some Knit Pick Essentials yarn that I thought I would use some time and while going through my stash the other day, I found some Knit Picks Socks Memories yarn I had forgotten I had. Voila! Yarn that would go perfectly well together and they weren't on the needles?! For shame!

So I started them and here they are so far:

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I love them! I'm not going to make them as tall as I don't have enough yarn to do so, but I'll make them normal height I think. :D And they are very easy to make too. I don't know why I was so daunted by emtrelac. It's easy! Just very, very time consuming!

While I was at my cousin's house over Labor Day weekend, I started a cardigan too. I started the Tilted Duster from Interweave Knitting. You can find it here. It's the one in the third row down, center. I fell in love when I saw it! And lo... I had 18 balls of gray Knit Picks Wool of the Andes lying around. :D

Here's how far I've gotten:

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I'm flying through it! I decided to do it out of order of the pattern, knitting the collar piece before the skirt piece because I want to knit the skirt part of the cardigan until I run out of yarn. I think it's going to be lovely!

I also joined Ravelry. Thanks Marlene for the invite! *waves!* I only just started on adding projects and pictures. I'll have to look through and get a list of my stash to add it all. Whooo... that's gonna be a chore! If you want to have a look-see, my handle is urbanpagan (oh so original right?) and you can see me here.

On the college front, I got my first paper back last week with an "excellent job!" written at the top and last night I had my first exam. I aced it! 50 out of 50! I was nearly floating on clouds...

Well time to head off... as usual, I'm a bad girl, blogging at work and well... it's very nearly time for my lunch so it's time for me to go! ;)