So I turned in my first fellowship application today and am feeling pretty great. One more thing off the list of stress-inducing-activities!
On to the knitting. The knitting has been sorely neglected in the last couple of weeks — as has my housekeeping and general fashion consciousness (of which I have precious little to begin with). But there is miniscule progress to report.
A completed easy v-neck body and the beginnings of the first arm! Really quite fun on stubby little circular needles. Unfortunately, the project isn’t portable at all … so it doesn’t get to travel. Not that I have that many opportunities to knit on campus … I imagine my students would take it amiss if I wipped out the needles and went to town while they did some more or less dismal group work.
The Zimmermania project is stalled at "barely started." My whole one-project-at-a-time fetish is slowing down the knitting there; I really thought I’d be done with Mr. V-Neck in no time. Ha. Here’s my pathetic "progress":
Oooh, I got goodies in the mail too. Because obviously two projects aren’t enough.
I’m almost certain this was a stress purchase, pure and simple. It’s intended for a cardigan for la madre, she who cannot bear wool. A lovely cotton / acrylic blend that’s super soft and relatively light. The color is a nice sage green — not as gray as the picture makes it seem.
Here’s what I have in mind:
Perhaps Mother’s Day?