Monday, January 9, 2012

Back to work amárach.

A few weeks ago I stocked up on relatively cheap yarn. I used the Noro Aya to make a few circle scarves.

This colourway reminds me of the sea.

It's hard to describe just how much I like this yarn.

This one reminds me of the seashore, which is slightly different.

Just... learn to knit if you don't know how, and then make something with it, and you will understand. I've held on to one skein for myself. I don't know what I'll make with it, but it would have made me sad to give it all away if it won't be on sale in Dublin in the future.


I am making another pair of flip-top fingerless gloves

but this time I'm writing down the pattern. Foresight!


A Christmas present! Going to own so many socks.  The box includes trilobite socks - my loves of knitting and long-extinct animals can be combined at last! (Or "again", but in a practical way this time!)


Meeting a PI tomorrow to discuss possibilities ("job"?  Did he mean to type "job"? I hope so.  Those letters are very close together.) for next year. Only three of his papers are available for free on PubMed, and they're rather old ones. Hopefully he's more interested in what use I can be than what I already know about a field I haven't worked in.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Run rabbit run.

An organisation I volunteer with in college put on a panto before Christmas with all the kids' clubs we run. I was on the costume committee, and offered to make the mask for Roger Rabbit (who, it turned out, only appeared right at the end to say one line.  Which got cut out on the second night because someone forgot to say the line he responds to.  Worth making a mask?  Arguably not.  But I got to make something new!)

Did you know there's no non-creepy way to put cling-film on someone's face?  Fortunately, Roger Rabbit was in school with my little brother, who was also in the panto.  When he mentioned that he was going to my apartment during a break in rehearsals, my brother invited himself and two other people up for tea.  So that minimised the creepiness of "So, now I'm going to put cling-film over your face."  (Just the top half.  But still.)

Plaster of Paris'd to resemble a rabbit...

And then painted!

Unfortunately I didn't get any photos on the night, because you try herding thirty children who want to be doing anything but what they're meant to.  I think it's a decent first attempt though! 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Fibonacci scarf.

I made this scarf for my boyfriend, who suffers from maths envy.


I should really have taken more than the one decent photo of it, as I was quite happy with how it turned out.  This is my first time knitting a flat stockinette scarf in the round.  I had originally thought of doing it in garter stitch, or seed stitch, and knitting it flat, but the allure of just carrying the yarn up on the inside and not having to weave in any ends was too great.  I'm glad I did, as it turned out to be one of those "Well, this changes everything" projects.  Stockinette is a non-rolly option for scarves now!

I made this with Cygnet Superwash DK, which is 100% acrylic, as the boyfriend is allergic to wool. Personally I consider this highly inconsiderate, but we work with what we have.

Also: new year!  I should make resolutions.  For now, knitting.