Wednesday, July 25, 2007

leaving you for me

Knitting is happening over here, regardless of the lack of posting...

First up we have the finished striped socks. They're almost perfectly matched which makes me quite happy.

Second up is my (lack of) progress on Mystery Stole 3. I like the pattern but there are two things holding me back: I can't read while working on it and the cats I'm sitting for don't understand that chewing mohair isn't a good idea.
So, I'm working on the cover sweater from the summer issue of Interweave Knits. I've been able to read through most of the body of the sweater and am just getting to the cabled section, which will require some attention.
Maybe I have time for a Pfarrer Braun rerun before orchestra...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Today, as I searched our house for a copy of a book called Applied Statistics, I realised that we have at least 4 copies in at least 3 different editions (I think we have an instructor and student copy of one of them...) of Mansfied's Microeconomics. I didn't find Applied Statistics itself, though I did find the instructor's manual and the test book; apparently someone here taught it at some point. How nice. Glad it wasn't me. I settled for Basic Statistics instead as there are some tests that I'd like to run with my latest neume counts.

Knitting content will return as soon as my parents (who are actually responsible for the econ/stats books) unpack from their trip to Washington.

Monday, July 2, 2007


New fibre! I know, I just said I was going to focus on knitting simple things so that I could read whilst knitting. E. came up on Saturday and we went to Mayville. There's an LYS there that I like to visit when time permits. They had a bunch of 225g bags of colourful wool top, one of which said, "Take me home!" to me. (Note that the wool has mastered the use of the imperative.) I relented, took it home, and immediately started to spin it. It's dreamy, drafts beautifully, and doesn't have any plant matter in it.

Specs: Northern Lights wool top, colour way violet.