My big news of the day is that I found out that I passed the MPRE exam, which I took just over a month ago. Woohoo! I was a little worried, because it was one of those tests that I walked out of and thought "aw, crap - guess I'll be retaking that in August." But, thanks to the gods of the weighted score I managed to pass with flying colors. That is one less thing for me to stress about.
Haven't had much time for knitting lately. School is kicking my butt right about now. I managed to get about halfway through the back of my lime green VK seed stitch shell over the weekend, but won't be touching it again until Friday. No pictures, but it is coming along nicely so far. The seed stitch is *killing* me though. Having to complete two throwing motions (English style) for each stitch seriously slows me down. But the fabric is turning out really nice and drapey. (is that a word?) I think I'm going to like it when it is finished.
The one thing that is keeping me from going insane with the seed stitch is my fabulous new Addi turbos. Why, oh why, did I not get these needles sooner? From now on, it is only Addis for me! After one row with the Addis, I was ready to
As I move from newbie knitter to intermediate, I keep learning more about what I like and don't like when it comes to knitting... here's a few examples:
|circulars (and DPNs are OK too). LOVE Addis!||straight needles|
|natural fibers (wool, wool blends, cotton, etc)||most acrylics, unless blended with a natural fiber or very soft to the touch... some novelty yarns are OK.|
|working with complicated stitch patterns, things that challenge me or teach me something new||acres and acres of stockinette (or seed stitch or ribbing)|
|frogging because I figured out a different/better way to do something||frogging because I made a silly mistake|
|knitting with small-ish needles (7 or less)||knitting with honking huge needles (10.5 or more)|
That's all for me tonight. Now off to read some
mind numbingly boring enthralling cases from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. I'm sure those will put me to sleep in no time.