Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Same Old Same Old

You may have noticed I haven't been writing a lot about knitting these days. There's a simple reason for this. I'm working on the same old projects. I have made some progress, though.
Here's where I was with the koigu shawl right before I left Austin. I've since finished a couple of more panels, and I'm a little over halfway done. I finally wised up and put the solid ends on bobbins and it's much easier to manipulate than when I was working with three balls.

But I've put it aside for a little while to work on Jammie.
That's what I've been working on since I got back. I finished the back and have about a third of the front done. Why am I pushing so hard on this? You may remember that I took this project to Austin with me. It was going to be the perfect thing--miles of stockinette that I could easily pick up and put down while I was visiting my family. Unfortunately, I left the pattern here and so I couldn't work on it. So what should have been something I could work on steadily without thinking for the two+ weeks I was gone became I mind-numbingly boring project back here. So I'm determined to suck it up and just get it done. It's going to be a beautiful sweater and this is the perfect time of year to wear it so I'm motivated by that as well.

I also finished the first of the Austin socks and have finished about a fourth of the second.

But not all is old and monotonous. I'm going to be casting on something new in the next couple of days . . .

On another front, I've been going through the pictures my brother sent me. The New Year's Eve picture I posted of my brother's family dog Pepper showed her baring her a teeth a little, and it was mentioned by some that she may have looked a little more menacing than in real life. So here's another, less ferocious shot.
Ain't she sweet?

And now I've gotta run. I have a Fair Isle Class to teach.

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