It's slow around here. I didn't knit nearly as much during the summer as I had thought I would. I literally spent 5 or 6 hours a day doing Japanese related things, watched an indecent amount of hulu, and I managed to scratch or in some way hurt my eye. After two weeks of searing pain, an eye doctors visit, and another week of daily eye-drops, it has been determined that the 6 months of vision therapy I had last year are wearing off, and my eyes are yet again refusing to corporate. They hurt, I'm getting insane head-aches from trying to read books, or the internet, and my light sensitivity is way high. You wont catch me admitting this to my parents, but the glare from my computer screen is so painful that I've turned the brightness down to only three bars, and hulu is pretty much off limits. (I could force myself to watch it, but it only makes me blind with pain. )
The upside of this is that I've had loads more time to think....and day dream about all the yarn I want to buy/knit with.
using the Techknitter blog and videos from knittinghelp.com I taught myself how to knit continental style so that I could try color work with one color in each hand. I've knit things with two colors before, but in a random method-less way that I don't ever want to revisit. I have a pattern all picked out, (A hat. Surprised?) and some lovely sport weight yarn, but have only just realized that I do not have any circular needles small enough. My smallest circular is US 6, I need US3 and US4. I do have US2 DPNS, but..... I will kill myself before trying to knit a hat on DPNS. I hate DPNS. I guess this means I need to cross my fingers and pray for another knitpicks gift card. (And we wont mention the intense jealousy this recent palette stash has caused me. I'm trying to be a better person )
I *did* recently score the summer 2009 issue of The Knitter magazine, complete with interview with Meg Swansen and Jared Flood. Sweet =)
Also, I'm mere inches away from binding off on the right front side of Hey Teach, which just leaves two sleeves, some button bands, and a whole heck of a lot of seaming. Math has never been my strong point, but why does it feel like I'm still less than 50% done with this project?
The fall Semester starts on monday!