not much.

progress.

Yes, I have one slightly blurry photo for you.  Please don’t let the excitement go to your head.

And you know what?  This isn’t even the ball of yarn I’m using … I wound up a new one a couple of days ago.  But I figure, eh, balls of yarn, they all kind of look the same.

So progress is being made on the Levenwick, slowly but surely  Last night I started on the first sleeve, while worrying that the body might be a smidgen too small — I’ve put my faith in the powers of a good blocking.

In a bit of serendipity, I’ve inherited a box of wool from my advisor.  She’s working on a throw blanket, and a few skeins of Cascade 220 didn’t fit in: a few skeins of heathered jewel tones and neutrals.  We’d been talking about a wool transfer for a while now, but somehow always forgot to make it happen … but kizmet!  Now I have two more skeins of “straw,” the color I’m using right now … the perfect amount to finish up.

The other colors, well, I probably would never have chosen myself, but now can see using for something a little bit stripey.  I’m thinking Hap shawl thoughts.  Once I finish some baby knits, that is.

hello september.

levenwick

So, I don’t know about you guys, but September snuck up on me.  Somehow I was going to have more done by now.

Ah, well … it’s always like that.  Besides, it takes me a while to settle into the new semester, the new routine, all the new faces.  But look!  Levenwick!  I’m through the yoke — in which I messed up the raglan increases ever so slightly — and just divided for the body.  So far, smooth sailing.

Since multiple skeins Shelter (however lovely the colors) is a little out of my budget right now, I went with some Cascade 220 (in straw?)  that might look familiar — it was leftover from Hooray!.  Very matchy-matchy of me.  I don’t think I’ll have quite enough to finish, but definitely enough to make a good start.

Also, I can’t wait to wear the heck out of this.  Maybe with wooden buttons?

summer zinnias with snoozing kitty

 

Look what I found when sorting through photos: happy summer zinnias and a snoozing kitty.  The flowers are long gone, but the kitty is still happily snoozing away.  More to  come soon …