Wednesday, March 14, 2012

wip Wednesday: DNA scarf

I started this yesterday.  It's nice to be working on something new!


The yarn is Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.  It's finer than I'd usually use for scarves, but the projects on Ravely that used it look great.  I'm also concerned that it's a bit narrow, but that should be fixed by blocking at the end - I'll have to do it for the cables anyway.

Close-up of the double-helix.

I'm really excited about this scarf! It's been in my Ravelry queue for a while. Combining science-nerdiness with knitting-nerdiness makes me a specific kind of happy. I'd like to make something with the double helix pattern for myself somewhere down the line. After this I just have to make a pair of socks for my mum's birthday, then I'll be free to work on whatever! Or study for finals. Mostly study for finals. But still!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Some current favourite things.


Thesis is in!  I have to give a presentation on it in two weeks, which is worth five percent, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.


Best sentiment?  Best sentiment.

3.  I saw The Muppet Movie.  I was going to link the trailer , but it contains spoilers.  How can a trailer spoil a film with so little plot?  It's heart-warming anyway.  Full of joy.  This much joy.  You should go see it.

4.  I finished the gloves I've been working on for a million years.

Tomorrow I will post them off to America!  Getting commissions from 1. people I don't know, even by proxy 2. who live in different countries is a pretty cool feeling.

5.  Yo, Is This Racist? is my new go-to site for a few minutes of dossing.  Do recommend.