Life of Amy

CogSci, Knitting, and Other Shenanigans

Ahem … boo-yah! July 10, 2007

Filed under: WIP — Amy @ 4:48 pm

I am at work, but I just had to mention that I went back, cast on the Eyelet Cardigan the right way, and lo and behold, I have finished the back of the sweater. It might get a little hairy picking up stitches for a number of reasons, but I am way too excited to care. 🙂 More on this later, as I get off in 10 minutes. Hallelujah!


all she wants to do May 8, 2007

Filed under: photos,WIP — Amy @ 10:22 pm
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So, what have I been up to lately? I’ve been knitting my tail off, and there is work to show for it, but it’s dark, for which I apologize. I figure I’ll share it with you anyway.

This is the back of the eyelet cardigan. I love that the stitching that forms the eyelets looks like vines climbing up the back of the sweater. I’m already making some adjustments for my size, so we’ll see if they pay off.

This is a detail shot of the cast on. Chelle told me today that maybe I should have used the tubular cast on, but I’m happy with it. I don’t yet feel comfortable enough with the tubular cast on to give it a shot. I know it’s my first sweater, but I’m excited.

In short, all I’ve been doing is knitting. I’ve shirked homework, I’ve stayed up late, and all I want to do is knit … even while sitting and taking notes in lecture! This is getting bad. I have other things to do, but to my knowledge, I have not failed an exam for the sake of knitting, and for this I am grateful. I also (re)started Hedera, the lace pattern in the eyelet cardigan reminded me a lot of the eyelets in the socks. I couldn’t resist. that, and the yarn is such a beautiful spring/summer green.

Knitting makes my life better. Even if people do stare at me on the bus.


starting something new and shiny May 1, 2007

Filed under: WIP — Amy @ 11:56 pm

I’m starting the Blue Sky Eyelet Cardigan tonight, and I’ve already got the gauge swatch down to my liking.


  • 5 skeins Blue Sky Dyed Cotton in #614 Drift
  • US7 Circular Needle (Denise)


That’s all I’ve got so far, but it’s looking good, and I’ll probably document my progress and changes that I might make, if any. Here goes!


compensating? April 29, 2007

Filed under: photos,WIP — Amy @ 5:18 pm
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Daylight, my knits, my camera, and myself have finally aligned, and today, I can bring you photos! Lots and lots of photos! This is the summary of what I’ve been working on for a while. I’ve been shopping online a lot, and as a result have mounds of variegated, teal sock yarn (two balls of which have turned into Jaywalkers), two books, and 5 skeins of Blue Sky Dyed Cotton. I can’t seem to write a coherent entry right now, so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

First, Jaywalker #1, which has been finished since the beginning of April.
Jaywalker #1

Second, Jaywalker #2, which has been on the needles for a week or two. The hardest thing about knitting this one is trying to make it match Jaywalker #1.
Jaywalker #2

To conclude what’s on the needles right now, it seems I’ve almost completed my first pair of socks! Soon, I’ll just need to block them, because they’re wrinkly little suckers.
A Pair of Jaywalkers!

Next on the needles, Blue Sky Dyed Cotton:
Blue Sky Dyed Cotton - Drift

What will it be? This adorable eyelet cardigan, which came in a sale kit from kpixie. Alas, it’s not on sale anymore, but I couldn’t resist!
Eyelet Cardigan Kit

And to round everything out, here’s a photo from the archives. This was taken when I first began Clapotis. I think I was sitting in the upstairs lobby of Palazzo Maffei Marescotti when I took this.
Clapotis - the beginning