Well, here I am back to school. I've been sitting in my computer science class messing around on the computer, because the introduction day is so slow. I've been so incredibly bored, and I can't knit because everyone else is typing. So, type I must. Thus, a post! 13 minutes left in the period. I sincerely hope we are let out early.
There is some bad news for the start of the semester. Brigitte wasn't able to keep me on the payroll, so I no longer work at the store. I'm still knitting samples for the shop, however, and that at least is good news. I've got 1/2 pair of baby socks finished out of the two pair that she asked me to make, plus a tank top, and the cover design for the Winter 07-08 Knitty issue. Very pretty, without the beads though.
In Knitting Illini news, I pitched the idea for making the Tit Bits pattern from Knitty.com. Nana's Knitting Shop gave me the idea, and I'll be bringing at least one shipment home with me hopefully the next time I return. The idea was really well received, and I'm happy to say that we are officially starting our first charity project. Jenny Knox, our president, just reminded me of a Michael's gift card that we given to us last semester by the people who made our t-shirts. I'll be teaching a beginning knitting class soon, as an 8-week (one session a week, really) student-led course. I'm excited, and a little nervous. I've never really taught classes before. I've taught interested friends and random kids who brought needles and yarn to lunch in high school and asked me to teach them to knit, but never a full class. I hope things will go well.
I'm nearly finished with the first of the sleeves for Ed's sweater, and I have only one thing to say. If your boyfriend is short, with stubby arms, and you've decided to knit him a sweater, lucky you. Ed is 6'4", with the long and muscular arms to match. I've had to completely revamp the sleeve pattern so that it will fit him and not look ridiculous. The printed pattern is too tight, and too short. Ah, well. I hope I have enough yarn to finish... To ease my mind, here's a cute/funny picture of Ed knitting.
There's a new addition to the completed projects album, and that is the Diamond Opera Gloves that I designed for my mother's Christmas gift. I hope to get some photos of her wearing them up soon, and will also have the pattern up for sale within the next month. My next project for her is the Central Park Hoodie in the Rowan Summer Tweed--- wool allergies make for expensive sweaters. ;)