Monday, May 14, 2007

Post-Kalamazoo haze

I returned from Kalamazoo last night after a drive lasting more than an hour longer than it should have; I can't wait until the construction on the Dan Ryan is done, but I have a feeling I'll have started, finished my PhD and have tenure before that happens... I stopped briefly at Stitching Memories to peruse their sock yarn selection and came home with some Shelridge Farm 3-ply in a pink-orange colour way. Unfortunately, the price tag is covering any further information.

Here's sock 27 of the year; the mate of the sock in my previous post. It's resting on the windowsill of my dorm room at Western Michigan. My mother yelled at me because the first picture I took was of my knitting; not of my friends, not of the campus.

I didn't get as much knitting done as normal; the trade off, though was that I heard some interesting papers, made good contacts, and saw many non-knitter friends. I also received a scarf in a wool-soja blend from a Canadian knitter--also a friend. It's lovely and will match my winter coat quite well.

Finally, I want to mention the beginning of a new project. The Kunegunde Project will attempt to create a knitted tapestry of my favourite miniature of my favourite Saint. The miniature is found in a 14th century Gradual from the Archdiocese of Bamberg, which Kunegunde and her husband Heinrich II founded in the early 11th century. I've begun to chart the image and assemble the required yarns. More to follow.

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