Knitting and teaching my head off!!

Oh my God, I think I’ve been blessed with a fantastic year of teaching English in Spain. I’m working more than I ever have since I immigrated here. This is a very good thing.

This means, though, that this blog has been collecting dust for a couple of weeks. I had this goal, you know. My objective was to post once a week. That’s not happening. It’s not the first time I’ve missed a week, though. I guess when school is in full swing it’s always like this, though, right? Last year the same thing happened.

Mostly, I’ve been teaching a lot, knitting some, and not really in tune with WordPress. So, this post has some new stuff to the max. Why don’t we start with the PRETTY PICTURES? Yesyesyesyes.

  
That right there is my finished Magrathea, designed by Martina Behm. Check out my Ravelry project page to see how long it took (a month) and, if you’ve never heard of Martina Behm, a way to navigate to the pattern and her other awesome patterns.

Here’s the full impact photo:

  
And here’s a photo that shows off the lace and garter stitch and gives a hint of the full effect:

  
It’s outrageously gorgeous. I used Malabrigo sock yarn for it so it’s outrageously soft, too. It’s a Christmas gift for a knitter. I can’t wait to give it to her.

In other knitterly news, I’ve made progress on my blue cabled cardigan and I’ve casted on a top-down seamless yoke sweater. Also, I bought some Spanish merino yarn from http://www.tejoloquehilo.es/es/ because I have another sweater for myself planned once I finish my blue cabled cardigan. I am extra happy to find a small Spanish company that hand dyes Spanish merino wool. We eat a lot of lamb here, but we let them grow up and give us wool, too.

And that’s it for now.

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