Wednesday, November 7, 2007

More procrastination

Anna proves once again that she is really quite appalling at finishing things, and very good indeed at getting distracted and starting new things...

Though I have exam period as an excuse (for a change): during exams my brains are so fried that erratic behaviour and a short attention span are pretty much expected, so I don't beat myself up too much about it.

I've very nearly finished the teal raglan jumper I've been working on (as in, just have to knit about an inch more on the sleeves, and then do the finishing). It's worked out quite well, although I couldn't make it quite as long as I wanted, because I didn't buy quite enough yarn.

Still, can't really complain on the yarn front. This jumper is a marvellous example of the few times when it actually works out cheaper to knit your own jumper, as opposed to buying one in the shops. The yarn for this cost about $6.50 (50c a ball, and I think I used 13 balls). Fibre content is 75% wool, 25% acrylic, so it's toasty warm. It was Big W brand yarn, and I happened in there just when they were trying to get rid of it all (from memory, I had been trying to buy wedding makeup, but all of the shiny counter and lots of little-bottles-of-things-in-exactly-the same-colour-but-with-different-cheesy-names had me spooked, so I went to hide in the knitting section and was happily surprised). So I can't really complain about not buying enough when it was all such a good bargain (and this explains why I can't go back and just buy more).

I have discovered the Bendigo Woollen Mills website (, courtesy of my future mother in law. She was knitting with one of their cotton yarns, and it felt pretty shiny and nice so I figured I'd check it out. I've ordered some of their yarn, so I suppose I'll soon find out if they're any good or not. Reveiws on Ravelry seem pretty positive, and they are damn cheap, so fingers crossed.

Oh, and I disgracefully haven't finished either my halter top or my leaf cardi. All I need to do is sew a couple of seams, but no, they're languishing underneath the coffee table, abandoned and lonely... I blame the wedding. And exams. That is a combination pretty much guaranteed to eat your brain...

Speaking of exam period, better be a good girl and go and write my essay...

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