demi, knitting, not-so-aprikot, project spectrum

I’m back, with backs

Sorry for the little hiatus; I’d hoped to be posting more regularly, but my parents’ visit (which was wonderful) plus the resulting catch-up at work has kept me a bit too busy to be doing the whole blog thing. My mom loved her Rogue, and it fits her very, very nicely, but I don’t have a picture, because I didn’t want to pressure her into letting me post her photo here on the blog for the whole Internet (or, you know, all 15 or so of you who read here) to see. But it was definitely a success. Now I’m plotting what I could knit for my dad (not a sweater, though!). I think they enjoyed their visit, even though the weather (and our furnace, which crapped out and stopped producing heat right after they got here, which was the day the weather went back to being cold!) didn’t cooperate. We took them on a little tour of our town, and I got to see some things that I actually hadn’t had a chance to see yet despite living here for over 7 months. Like High Falls:

more High Falls plus Downtown

Isn’t that nice? We have a beautiful waterfall, right downtown. When it gets warmer, I’m going to try to see whether there are any good running paths near there, because I think it would be really nice to get to run past a pretty waterfall on a regular basis.

As for my own knitting, I’ve made a bit of progress. It was a little easier, while my parents were here, to work on the not-so-Aprikot Jacke than to work on Demi (no cables = easier to converse while knitting), so they are now caught up to the exact same spot: right at the armholes. Here’s Demi:

Demi (almost to armhole shaping)

And here’s not-so-Aprikot:

Aprikot Jacke (almost to armhole shaping)

(Actually, this photo is a bit behind. I just started the armholes on Aprikot this morning, but I haven’t taken a picture of that, yet).

I’m hopeful that despite the crazy busy schedule I’m finding myself with, I’ll be able to finish both backs by the end of the week. I actually don’t mind how busy I am, because it’s all good stuff: research projects are taking off (we got some really beautiful pilot data yesterday on one of them, so here’s hoping it holds!), my independent readings are getting really interesting, and it’s all very rewarding and I’m feeling very happy, if still not quite 100% (the mono-like virus is still making me really tired, but I don’t feel quite so unable to function as I’ve felt the past couple of weeks).

You know what I’m not happy about, though? Last night I heard that the Spring Knitty was up, and I went to go check it out. But alas, something about the way knitty does their photos on the individual pattern pages makes our wireless hub crash. It’s very strange, but knitty’s not the only site where we have that problem. I think our hub got damaged in the move, because it’s been a bit…screwy, especially with images and, for some reason, sitemeter (which is used by several of the political blogs I frequent). So anyway, I can’t look at knitty without killing the Internet, and I’m getting very sick of running downstairs to reset our hub, so I guess I will just have to wait until I get to the office to see what lovely offerings there are this time around. How disappointing!

2 thoughts on “I’m back, with backs”

  1. Hey, I got the Rowan last week–thank you!!! I’ve started working on a hat with it. I hope the chocolate has made its way to you…and I realize I didn’t ask whether you preferred dark or milk chocolate, and put more dark in that milk. I hope that’s cool.

  2. I know what you mean about the weather, I live “north of the ridge” but drive a school bus in the south wedge and Monroe Ave area. All I can say is BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!! Sorry your folks got to taste winter in western NY.

    You were saying that you wanted to see if there was a running trail past the High Falls. I don’t believe the trail goes right by the falls but there are several web sites that have maps and contacts to the running groups in Monroe County.

    Love the color of Aprikot and its flattering lines. Now if the weather will cooperate and allow the world to see it once it is completed.

    Hope you are feeling better.

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