Monday night here in ‘Merica. The day got away from me, as days are wont to do. But I do have knitting to share.
First for the new. I made a swatch with the wonderful Dream in Color Classy (colorway Some Summer Sky) for the Krydda cardigan that I’m swooning over. I got the yarn a couple of days before my new needles came (yes, I ordered the HiyaHiya interchangeable set in the large sizes to match my small set), so I smooshed and and squished the yarn for a couple of days, and then I dove on into the knitting. All I can say is yum, this is going to be a gorgeous sweater. Luckily enough, I got gauge on the first try (after washing) with the suggested needle size of 9, and I like the fabric. It’s got a nice amount of drape and it’s open enough that I shouldn’t find myself overheating too much in it (as I’ve said before, menopause is not for sissies).
And then there’s sock #2 of Rose Ribs finally looking sock-like. I would be further than this, but I had a mishap last night into the second repeat in the instep, and I ended up frogging back to the heel flap, fortunately being able to pick up the instep stitches, and then turned the heel again, picked up the gussets, and got going. I’m now 3 pattern repeats into the foot with only 7 more to go until it’s time for the toe. A couple of evenings of TV knitting should but the finishing touches on this sock. It’s looking good, no?
On the non-knitting front, I have elected to work through English Composition II before I finish my paper comparing art periods (tragically, the Dutch Golden Age is not a period that was on the list of options, neither was Art Nouveau which is one that I love, can we talk about the gorgeousness that is Klimt?). I’m smart, and I have good natural writing ability, but I need a class that will teach me to to research properly using good scholarly sources before I go comparing social conditions and style characteristics of art periods. Composition II has already taught me how to use the online library to my best advantage, which is a topic that hadn’t yet been covered in my previous courses. So I’ll get back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (my chosen periods) in a few weeks, after I write a 10-15 page research paper on a topic that’s “debateable.” Piece o’ cake, right?
Oh, and it was cool today, and rained, so when I had to venture out into the world, I decided to take the Almondine socks out for a spin. I hadn’t really put them on since I finished them and loaded them into the sock drawer, but I’m thinking they’re going to be favorites. The yarn is gorgeous, they fit really well, and they were super warm and comfortable. I know you’ve seen them, but I can’t resist showing them off again (also sometimes people who aren’t us might actually be reading this, and they need to see these socks).
I’m so glad to hear that a permanent position may work out for you after all. Any organization that can have you working for them is lucky, and any organization that blows a chance to have you work for them is foolish. And I’m not saying that just to blow sunshine up your backside; I truly mean that.
Anyway, research and knitting are calling my name. Knitting goal for the week, let’s finish the Rose Ribs and get them into the sock drawer!