Monday, September 24, 2012

Improvising Patterns

Now that classes have (kind of) settled down, I've gotten around to knitting again! There is a ball of yarn sitting on my desk on top of my books, and I just pick it up and start knitting away while I'm studying, if only so I have something for my hands to do. And a few days ago, I finished my first college knitting project!

I know I've been saying that I was going to learn how to knit socks, but I couldn't turn down the chance to make a pom-pom hat! I love pom-poms, especially gigantic pom poms! This hat was inspired by the hats that ulzzangs (literally, 'best face', they're sort of like amateur fashion models) wear in Korean fashion photos. I've seen hats like those go for 20-30 dollars, and I just don't have the money to spend on that...but I do have enough to buy some yarn and make one of my own!

The hat turned out a lot slouchier than I expected it to, and doesn't quite fall the way I want it to, but I've got nothing but compliments so far! The pom-pom is most definitely my favorite part, even if it's really heavy. I love making pom-poms! I may or may frog it and make it less slouchy--I'm making some more hats for my friends, and will be tweaking the pattern until it turns out just the way I want it to! And then, of course, I'll share it with you all! 

And sometime soon, I will get around to knitting those socks.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

College Snapshots

I've got a busy week ahead, but I thought I'd share some pictures before diving into classes again!

A beautiful sunset from my dorm kitchen window!
I've got yarn again! I'm currently swatching for my newest
project, which, as it turns out, is a hat, not socks. Stay tuned
for more details on the hat!

Monday, September 10, 2012


I'm back in Williamsburg! I have been for a while, actually, but I wanted to get settled before I sat down and wrote. Classes started two weeks ago, and it's been busy! I'm taking 15 credits this semester, and while that's not a particularly heavy load, there's always plenty I need to do. I've finally got my room mostly in order, though, so have a sneak peek at my room (or my side of it, anyways!

Inception is one of my favorite two movies. My other favorite
is Avengers, although I haven't put that poster up yet. But then
again, that's why Captain America's on my wall!
Pardon the mess on my bed! It seems like as soon as I get to school, my things instantly settle into some sort of a mess. But that's the important part, though, that I've finally settled in, and can hopefully get some knitting in soon! I plan on making a trip to the local Joann's this weekend, but to tide me over, my friend Lily lent me some of her yarn and two double-pointed needles, and I've been working in stockinette, just so my fingers have something to do.

Luckily, I haven't forgotten how to knit, which is good. I'm just really eager to start learning how to knit socks, and I've got a design for a winter hat in the works, even though it's still fall. Better get started now, though!