Monday, July 30, 2007

Ribbed scarf #1...

... is finished! My brain just fried last night around 9:30, so I sat on the couch and watched tv and knit. I am pleased with the feel of it - so soft! - and it warmed up within a couple of minutes of wrapping it around my neck. It could be a little longer, but that's the beauty of blocking.

I have to leave around 10:45 for the exam; I'm planning on blocking it before I leave. That way it can dry while I'm gone this afternoon, and maybe my husband can take pictures of it tonight or tomorrow evening, and it can be up on Etsy at the end of the week. Hurray for another FO!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Ribbed Scarf #1

So, first post - but not my first blog ;) SO. I'll just dive right in.

I'm studying for the CPA exam, which is taken in four separate parts. I'm scheduled to take one part tomorrow morning. The amount of material covered in each section is ridiculous - 800 pages in the study book for the 'easiest' section. So. Needless to say, I have to take study breaks - and that's when I pick up my knitting. It's easy to crank out just a few rows and let my mind wander (or go back over the material I just put down!) and then go back to studying a little refreshed. At least I've produced something with my hands, even if I can't really see the results of my studying.

I'm really enjoying this yarn - Patons SWS in Natural Earth. On this last study break, I just whipped out about 15 rows and made it through a couple of changes in color.

I'm still learning how all of this knitting goes. I'm on Etsy, so I have to learn not just knitting, but also how to sell my stuff. I wanted something to do with my hands and something that would make me some money... so I really need to figure out a way to get business over there. Oh mighty populace of the interwebs... any suggestions?