Jun 04 2009

May Wrap-up

Published by at 10:18 pm under monthly wrap-up

Are we really done with May already? Yikes. At this rate it’ll be Rhinebeck season before I’m ready!

May was a busy month. I had two sisters graduate from college, one with a bachelor’s in nursing, one with a master’s in education. And then? I graduated! Behold, one Master of Library Science:

Graduation

As you can see, it was pouring. Absolutely soaked, and I spent most of the day doing my best impression of a cat fallen in a well. It put a bit of a damper on my plans to take some traveling sock pictures — it was just too wet. But I walked, and I got to wear my fancy robes, so I am sure you will all bear up under the disappointment.


LETTUCE SOCKS
Lettuce Socks
Pattern: Thuja Socks
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock in Lettuce Knits
Needles: US 1/2.25mm
Notes: Sadly, I finished these too late to wear for Easter, because the colors are perfect for that, don’t you think? This particular skein of STR came from Lettuce Knits in Toronto, which I visited when I flew up to see my best friend J last summer. The color is named for the shop, so it seemed like a very good souvenir to me. I knit it up in my standby Thuja broken-rib stitch that I gravitate to for and promptly packed it away with the other socks for the summer. I did take this lovely picture of the eye-of-partridge heel first:
Lettuce Socks


MOM’S SHETLAND SHAWL
Shetland Triangle
Pattern: Shetland Triangle
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace in Cactus Flower
Needles: US 5/3.75 mm
Notes: Written up here.


VINTAGE VELVET KNOCK OFF
Vintage Velvet Knock-off
Pattern: Vintage Velvet
Yarn: Muench Touch Me in Burnt Orange, 3 skeins
Needles: US 8/5.0 mm
Notes: Written up here. So excited to finally have this done for myself!


There’s a few other mostly-finished May projects: namely a tank top in a linen/cotton/rayon blend I picked up at Maryland last year, and a beautiful pair of Selbuvotter gloves for my dad. But the tank top isn’t quite satisfying me yet, and the Selbuvotter are a Father’s Day gift, so you’ll see both of those later.

I’m taking a tour tomorrow of the Library of Congress, so I will try to get a few traveling socks to make up for the rainy fail of my graduation day. We will make no mention of the fact that tomorrow’s forecast for DC is… rainy.

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2 Responses to “May Wrap-up”

  1. Mindy says:

    Congratulations on your graduation! And your knitting is beautiful. 🙂

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  2. Gail says:

    Your mom’s shetland shawl is so lovely and i love the color of the vintage velvet.

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