i've been watching a lot of project runway, season 3. i have been particularly addicted to it while knitting this scarf. i kind of wanted a break from sweater and baby knitting, so i decided a lacy, yet still warm, scarf would do the trick. it ended up being far longer than any scarf i have ever made, full of crazy ridiculous colors, and generally full of awesome (in my mind).
so i give you the serious ugly scarf, knit up with lamb's pride bulky and using the mustard scarf pattern. i love! i love!
ah, luscious yarn. \
the serious ugly colors.
and, of course, i decided i had to figure out what to wear it with today.
i got really quite ill on thursday night into friday into yesterday. i can't even tell you how many hours i slept between thursday night and today - a lot, to put it simply. i think i'm feeling better today. i at least decided to take a shower and put myself together slightly today. of course, i had no choice but to wait until today to take a shower as my shower's drainage pipes froze while i was at work on thursday. darn cold weather! where is my summer?
all of this freezing cold/white stuff falling from the sky makes me want to a) hibernate and b) make nothing but lots of toasty warm things. i started a serious-ugly scarf yesterday, inspired by project runway and laura's usage of "serious ugly." i really do like ugly things. the scarf is this lacy, open number, but knit up with lamb's pride bulky wool in, get this, fuchsia, a bright orange-yellow, chocolate brown, and tan. yessss... we're talking serious-ugly awesomeness. after football today, i have successfully made it to the last color change, and it's going to be rad.
in finished object goodness, i have a few new things. first, i am so proud of this sweater. it's entirely wearable, cozy, and still fitted and cute. it's the boatneck bluebell sweater from fitted knits, made with cascade 220 heathers in bluish gray. i LURVE it. with a passion.
i have a prominent nose.
oh! and i got a new haircut yesterday, too. that's about all i managed to do yesterday outside of the house.
i also decided to fish out some yarn from my crazy stash of unused yarn to make a pair of what turned out to be kanoko short pants. i had dyed this yarn over a year ago in a class but never really knew what to do with such a small amount of crazy colored cotton yarn. then i realized baby pants were the perfect solution. look at how cute!
they really are THAT bright.
finally, i give you my self-portrait thursday shot from 1/15/09. starting to feel ill, cuddling with my cat, and trying to keep warm in my drafty, old apartment.
i hate to say it, but it's kind of nice being back to work. the only reason i hate to say it is because i have SO MUCH TO GET DONE in the next several months. really, there's quite a lot. however, i thrive under busy circumstances (to a point, of course). in short, it's all right being back, all in all.
i finished yet another knit for the nubbin - the ribbed baby jacket, to be exact, knit out of warm, wild, and wooly lamb's pride. i'm afraid it's going to be too small by the time winter rolls around, though, so i might pick up some stitches along the bottom and knit an extra inch or so. we shall see - i guess, if worse comes to worse and it doesn't fit the nubbin, they can re-gift it to some winter newborn.
anyway, here it is, next to me stylishly frosted old bathroom window.
in other news, i've started a self-portrait thursday thang. 1/1/09. i spent a lovely day in my pajamas:
1/8/09. blur + color = magic:
and finally... happy new year (a tad late)! this is ed and me and our second annual american gothic-esque new year's photo. be sure not to miss ed's pink socks.
compared to last year's shot:
and this was our "everybody look in different directions" shot. oh, lovely.