Well, I’ve submitted my dissertation proposal to Nerd Wars. I knit a gauge swatch, which was interesting because I’ve never done the ‘knitting inside out’ trick for stranding before.
I’m going to have to watch it, because I pulled the stitches a bit tight, and there’s a bit of bunching with the color changes. Not as much as with the Tea Cozy I made back in 2011 (where it was very much deliberate):
I really want to avoid it completely…
In any case, I’m working on the Begonia Carina shawl while waiting for approval. I really ought to measure my husband’s feet and begin charting in the meantime, but I’m just feeling too lame to do it right now.
Blog Contests and Giveaways
There’s currently a multi blog giveaway for the Up Down All Around Stitch Dictionary, plus three skeins of yummy yarn. I’ve entered that one at Miso Crafty Knits (4 June) and at Sweatshop of Love (6 June). There’s also a lovely giveaway for a gradient kit from Mountain Colors (6 June) and a free pattern and $25 of Quince and Co Yarn from Design Diary (15 June). Check them out.