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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ze Ivy League Vest...she iz done.

Updated: My husband came home and I got a great photo of my finished Ivy League Vest! He was actually impressed! I forgot I was wearing it and he looked at me and asked if it was the same vest I was just talking about cutting...and how fast I finished it...and volunteered that it was looked really good. Finally!!

I didn't even pass out when it came time to cut the steeks! It was way easier than I thought it would be and the ribbing on the neck and harms went much smoother that I thought they would. It's super warm and comfortable, and I got it finished up much faster than I could have done on my own thanks to a super smart suggestion from a co-worker from the yarn shop...instead of weaving in the thousands of ends...just french braid them down! Who knew! It took a few quick minutes and I was done. This confirms that I will be knitting this vest again in the New Moon version for the Ravelympics. Now, I just have to find something short that I can knit on between now and the start of Sock Wars (8pm EST next Friday). I'm thinking a beret...

School started again yesterday and I logged right in to see what I'll be working with this term. I've got quite a lot on my plate with two final projects (both papers) and two Honor's Components to go with those projects. I've read over them both and I think that they should be the sort that I can go in every week and address the final project based on what I learned that week, so hopefully I can outline it as the class goes along. I also received my student assignments for my mentoring project this term. I was assigned to 13 new students, all of whom I need to contact by email at least weekly and share some sort of tips and insights on how to be successful here at Kaplan. Only two have responded to my email so far, so I'm not sure how many I'll be actively mentoring but I'm sure going to be busy for the next 10 weeks. I have some reading to do for next week, and I have class tonight so I probably should go get to it, but I really need a nap first. That'll have to wait until after Aaron comes home from school and then it will be dinner time for the boys followed quickly by bed time for Alex and by then I'll probably be over the need for a nap and then I'll be awake until after midnight again... Oh well.


  1. Oh my gosh! That's fantastic! I don't know if I would have the guts to try something like that. I haven't been knitting for a while - needed a break I guess. But that is some inspiration there!

  2. Very pretty Cam! I love it I like the colors on you ...Love to you and the boys MOM