knitting, project spectrum, socks

still good

Life is still pretty darn good here at our little home. We’ve gotten more details about my husband’s soon-to-be job (he’ll have benefits! Hooray!), I’ve had even more good research meetings, I’m making arrangements to attend a “Linguistics Summer Camp” (the LSA institute) with a bunch of my fellow language-dorks, and my mother has apparently found me a warmer coat than the one I currently have, and is sending it to me so that I will not continue to freeze on my walks into campus. And of course, there has been knitting, and progress has been made on both of the current Project Spectrum knits.

First off, there’s the RPM socks. I hadn’t knit on them at all since my last post until last night (I hid them in a drawer, to keep my cat from chewing on them, and then promptly forget where I’d put them), but I just can’t get enough of these colors, so I have a feeling I’ll be making a lot more progress shortly. I love them. Love love love them. It’s like the colorway was invented for me, what with those gorgeous little streaks of greenish-gold running through that lovely deep blue, with twinges of light blue and green and purple…so perfect. Here’s a photo of the progress so far, taken without flash using my handy table trick so that the colors are true:

RPM grows

I’ve also made progress on Retro Prep. It’s a very plain sweater, so there’s not a ton to hold my interest, but it’s nice for mindless knitting while we watch Countdown with Keith Olbermann and such in the evenings. I’m in the midst of the waist-shaping at the moment (note to self: at the time of writing, you are in the middle of the 6th round after the 2nd waist decrease), so it’s coming along pretty quickly. Here’s a photo, for what it’s worth (it’s not the most terribly exciting looking sweater in the world, though I do think it will be a nice addition to my wardrobe):

Retro Prep grows

So, that’s where the knitting currently stands. I’ve also put in a few rows on the giraffe softie that I’m knitting for my mother-in-law, but haven’t bothered to take a picture. I’m thinking of entering it in the Softie Awards competition, which means I really ought to get going on it pretty soon here! I also picked up a skein of the variegated Patons Classic Merino (since when did they start making variegateds? Have they always? You’d think I’d’ve noticed, being the lover of Patons Merino that I am, but they seem new to me) to make a pair of socks for my darling husband. It’s a green/brown sort of colorway, completely inappropriate for Project Spectrum knitting, but when the beloved requests a pair of warm socks, I can’t help but comply.

1 thought on “still good”

  1. Congratulations on the job and good news. It certainly has been cold and snowy in this neck of the woods.

    I am amazed that you have time to do your graduate work and knit.

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