02 May 2012

Work-in-progress Wednesday - #6

I've been knitting and spinning like a crazy person recently in response to having to present my thesis research today!  It isn't quite as big of a deal as a PhD level thesis presentation will be, but I have kind of a wacky research topic that certain faculty members don't like and so I'm fearful of the kinds of questions I might get.  But this is pretty much the last big thing I have to get through before graduation later this month!

My Beatnik is almost finished!  I've reached the seaming phase of the project which is terrifying me.  My next sweater will be knit in the round with no seaming, no doubt about it.

My Wholehearted Shawl is coming along beautifully (I love this project!).

Lastly, I've started a new spinning project with fiber from Abstract Fiber (100% Targhee wool).  I've never spun Targhee wool before and so far I like it a lot, it has a very similar feel to Merino wool.

I hope that you are all having a great Wednesday and I hope that you also join in with WIP Wednesday with Tami's Amis.

22 comments:

  1. great projects how do you find the time to knit spin and study?

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  2. I was wondering how you find the time for everything, too. I like the colors in the yarn you are spinning. The blue of the Beatnik is gorgeous. I'm knitting a baby bolero in a similar color.

    Good luck with defending your thesis.

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  3. I am sure that you will be fending those questions off with ease!

    Well you know how much I am in love with your beatnik and every time I see it it looks better and better. I hear you on the seaming though - I despise it because I never get it to look nice and neat

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  4. Wow. You've made great progress on the Beatnik! Despite studying and college in general! Good luck.

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  5. The sweater looks like it's really going to be amazing!

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  6. The colors in the wool your spinning are lovely. Good luck with the research.

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  7. Good luck with the presentation! Everything looks so colorful and awesome!

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  8. Seaming isn't too bad as long as you block first. You can get everything to match up pretty well in the blocking phase. Good luck with the sweater and presentation!

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  9. Oh my goodness, your Beatnik is FAB!
    Best wishes with your presentation :)

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  10. Hope your thesis meeting went well! You know how I feel about seaming but I bet you'll do fine, and your Wholehearted is just so pretty.

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  11. Yikes, presenting things! Just thinking about that makes me nervous---I hope your presentation went well, and that your obvious general amazingness impressed the professors.

    I love all of your projects---the Heartfelt shawl just keeps getting prettier, the Beatnik is fantastic (those cables! yum. and the yarn colour, too.), and that fiber/your spinning are wonderful.

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  12. Such amazing progress for someone as busy as you. I hope your thesis went well, I know you can do it because you are awesome! Think Positively and anything can happen, including figuring out how to seam that amazing sweater you have here :)

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  13. Your sweater is coming along. I am planning to work on one this fall.

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  14. Your Beatnik looks fantastic. Don't be scared of seaming, just keep thinking about how great it will look when it's all finished!

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  15. I can sympathise with the knitting instead of doing something else thing! I hope all went well, and you can relax a bit until graduation! Good luck! Your Beatnik is gorgeous! I would like to knit that too (one day!!!) I'm looking forward to seeing your finished Wholehearted.

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  16. Everything looks great! Good luck with your thesis.

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  17. Sure hope your presentation was well accepted.

    knitspot - Anne Hansen
    has a blog post regarding seaming:
    http://knitspot.com/?p=5037

    Great pattern in your Beatnik!

    And, you know what I think about your Wholehearted - LOVE IT ! ! ! !

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  18. Your sweater and shawl are looking lovely!! And I've heard some awesome things about Abstract Fiber's Targhee - may have to purchase some, myself. :) I hope your thesis presentation went well!

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  19. Wow, you spin? That is amazing! Good luck with your graduation, I know the feeling (I'm a last year student too :-)).

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  20. How did your presentation go?? I hope it went well (and what is the odd subject? sound fascinating!)

    I can't wait to see the finished beatnik, what a gorgeous colour!

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  21. What kind of drop spindle do you use, or at least what is the weight of it? No matter how hard I try I absolutely cannot figure out how to spin anything with mine.

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