Daily Archives: March 22, 2008

A shrug, a shrug!

I am knitting a shrug from One-Skein Wonders.

I neglected to use Aran-weight yarn. I am substituting homespun. I have a lot of that, and I have no chance to shop for the recommended yarn. Oh well. I am in love with a shrug I bought from Express and am determined to dress more fashionably. This is where knitting comes in, yes? And because I am an experienced Mitten maker, I am hopefully extending the tiny cap sleeves to be more of short-sleeves. Only problem is that I have just one skein…so I will wait to do that extension until after completing the body. Then, if I don’t have enough yarn to extend the sleeves, I can just bind them off where they are. Creative, I know.

Anyway, besides this knitting project, I am very much without others because I have so much school work to focus on. Four midterms in as many weeks, a research paper, a clarinet jury, a bridal shower (SO excited), family stuff, and some final projects that are lightyears away from completion. Knitting is for…I don’t know when, but it’ll be grand when that time comes.

I am also recovered fully from a trip to NYC with the University band. We did a crazy tourist smattering along with an unforgettable performance at Carnegie Hall and hardly any sleep. I only got in 5 hours the night we came back, but today I slept a full 10. Sweetness. I am pausing in studying to write this and make lunch, but I must return to the books.

Take care and read some Psalms. They are totally awesome and remind me to bring every thought and request and praise to God for his goodness.

Peace to you!