Monday, July 25, 2005  

Lots of Progress

I'm finally finished with the 30 cover letters... so now I'm plugging through editing a paper my professor is submitting for publication. If all goes well, I'll be a footnote!! Unfortunately, I have to take occassional "refresher" breaks from editing, or I start to let things slip by because I'm too unmotivated to really go over them properly. So I have another section of the paper to edit tonight, and then sections for tomorrow morning and Wednesday morning. (Assuming, of course, that I manage to get out of bed ontime - unlike this morning!)

But the good thing is that the breaks from editing have given me plenty of time to knit! I got together with my bestest friends (since we were 5!) this weekend, so I decided to get off my @$$ and knit up the Hermione hat I've been planning on making for her birthday (which is in August). So I cast on on Friday at the shop, and finished on Saturday evening!

I used Debbie Bliss' cashmerino aran, and the hat is SO comfy and soft! Plus, knitting it gave me hope that perhaps, someday, it will again be cold enough for hats. Currently, it's approximately 185 billion degrees outside, and even going outside to grab the mail made me want to run inside and sit in front of the A/C vent. {sigh}

I've also started Brownie - the drop stitch cardigan from the last Interweave- I've already finished both fronts! It is really nice to cast on 32 sts for an entire left front, and be done knitting it in an evening... and the design actually WORKS with the bulky yarn, so I can actually see this becoming something I love to throw on when it gets chilly. (Note that I refuse to give in to that little voice that suggests that, given the current unbelievable heat, we should all just give up on "chilly.")

The current knitting plan is to finish Brownie, finish Mariah, grab Pines II, and take all 3 for zippering. Then, I finish Trinity I finish and block my dad's vest, and start on some Christmas socks. And then, if I'm really really good, I get to start playing with some of the MDS&W yarn! But by then, I'll be back in school, and my time will no longer be my own, and I may be back to the "finish 1 project a semester" schedule. {sigh} (But at least it'll start getting cool enough to actually WEAR some of my sweaters, right?)


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