Chartreuse Knits

Where a college student learns--and struggles with--the zen of knitting. It's the process, not the product, though the product is much more fun to wear!


Spring Break

Yes, folks. I'm on break, and have been since the glorious date of March 11th. However, it soon will be over :( But I'll be back in Austin, which is some consolation. Much as I love my family, getting woken up at 9 (I can sleep till noon) because I "changed" something on the computer is not high on my list of loves. However, something that IS high on my list of loves is going to a secondhand clothing store in downtown Brownsville and finding lots and lots of YARN. Nevermind that most of it is cotton and a bit is acrylic. It's YARN. Yes, there is wool... 3 gorgeous hanks of Paternayan yarn... two blue and one cream colored, plus a half-used skein of some variegated Red-Heart worsted (100% virgin wool, folks) and a rather large skein of a worsted white/grey twisted yarn. It's pretty, and has to be a blend, since it did not melt, feels like cotton, but shrunk away from the flames. I am so excited that I have YARN for very very cheap. Six dollars for a grocery bag full. And by full I mean I couldn't cram another ball into that bag if my life depended on it. So yes, very exciting times.

In knitting news, I have not progressed very far on the SimplySoft black Clapotis... I'm about 4 repeats into the straight section, but I know it'll take me awhile to progress much further, considering each repeat takes me approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. But I have taken it upon myself to knit a little beret in hunter green Wool-Ease. It's going to be cute n' sassy! Pictures when I return to Austin and get my digicam into my paws for a FO fiesta!