Monday, December 31, 2007

December wrap-up

Knitting has been abysmally minimal this month altogether, for a variety of reasons (mostly laziness and schoolwork). But I didn't want December to end without at least one more post. Therefore, I present:

Progress on mystery sweater sleeve

Late start on holiday gift-knitting: endpaper mitts for my graduate student friend with a cold apartment and lots of papers to type

Another baby sweater for Andrew, using the yarn I frogged from the ill-fated car intarsia sweater. This is quite a bit more boring and conventional, but more useful and less problematic to knit.

Happy New Year, everyone, and good luck with all your knitting projects! I am looking forward to a month off from grad school -- a month I intend to fill with much more knitting.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

December tidbit

December has been a slow knitting month, so I've been terrible about posting. Here is the only real progress I've made this month:

the sleeve of the secret sweater

blasted interminable fair isle yoke sweater. I'm making progress on this one by sheer discipline: it's the only piece I'll allow myself to put in the knitting bag when I leave the apartment, so that I can't work on anything else.

It is slow going: each row of the fair-isle yoke sweater takes me about 20 minutes (that's basically one trip on the A train to midtown). But also, here is what my normal knitting spot looks like these days:

I'm working on three different medieval lit papers. Stupid edjumacation getting in the way of my knitting time...