Yet somehow, beyond all reason (especially considering the yarn arrived on thursday), this is where i'm up to on my Rogue Hoodie. That's the whole body knit in the round up to the armpits, and the start of the back part.
I'm knitting it in Rustic 12ply from Bendigo and while it's not the softest yarn in the world my swatch washed up a lot softer and drapier (is that a word?). You may observe the delicious side cables (one under each arm) which incorporates all the body shaping... and stops the easily distracted knitter from becoming bored of all that stocking stitch. The lumpy hem is because i havent sewn the hem in yet.. it will turn out smooth i promise.
a close up of the yarn for more accurate disclosure of colour. ok, so it's more purple than that and slightly lighter, but in this you can see that the colour is made up of many colours of fibre... and its lovely and heathery. Or can you? anyway, take my word for it and i'll try to get a better photo soon. Can we at least agree that its a scrummy cable?
Oh yes, prac starts tuesday and i am a leeeeetle nervous. After the bitch-fest last semester its fair to say I'm a bit on edge... nothing like being the departmental whipping boy to raise the old self-esteem.
i did however pick up a gorgeous Table Eight suit from salvos for $25 which i happen to know is sold as separate pieces for well over $100 each... so at least i'll go in looking good. and you know its good karma to find a suit where the skirt and jacket are different sizes sold together... PARTICULARLY when they both are your optimum size!
As for my hair, skin, voice and general messy appearance... well, there's only so much you can obsess before you become a gibbering mess. If i put on a face and some earrings, my new suit and some killer shoes i might be able to convince my new faculty that i'm halfway competent (because would you give your 'good' classes to someone who looks like they need help buttoning their shirt?)
Having read that again i realise that my pms is glowing through. I rarely get cranky... just a little bewildered and sort of tipsy. well, if I'm honest about it, quite drunk on hormones. Sherpa finds it quite amusing. He makes loud noises because it tickles him that my reaction is to swipe at my ears rather than him. Honestly, he'll be great with babies "Look honey, he screams through his mouth when i hold his nose!"...
anyway, i'll probably show you some daylight rogue action tomorrow. Hope everyone had a nice easter/holiday/long weekend or whatever the PC term is for it these days.
Ms Spider xo
PS. Sherpa's show opens on Friday night! I'll be going opening night, tickets at Street Theatre, look here for cute and incriminating photos