so, so hot

Yep.  It’s hot here on the east coast.  I’m not from here — I just study here — so I’m not used to these awful humid summers.  But, let’s face it, the weather is the least of my worries.  What else is grad school for, but to give you that thing that’s "always something worse"? 

The worst part of it is, I like the stuff I’m reading.  I do.  It’s just attaching a test to the whole business of reading and thinking that gets me down.  And makes me crazy.  I just can’t sit down and concentrate like those other people diligently sitting in the library … I can’t even get up in the morning.  To do what?  Read some more books?  It’s not enough somehow. 

Which is why I started a quick, easy, sure-to-please, and fun-to-knit no-brainer of a project:

The yarn is so chunky!  The needles are humongous!  I did this much in no time at all … talk about instant gratification.  The bright pink is cheering, as well. 

Close up you can see the lovely open texture (just knitting!) and the ridiculous chunkiness of the work-in-progress.  This really made my evening.  Too bad biggy print is something like $16 a ball.  Not much a girl on a budget can do with that.  But a scarf will be good come winter. 

And in other news: my class sock!

It is now stuffed and ready for its next life as a cat toy.  I think it turned out okay, despite the mistakes — I mean, it looks like a sock, which is a good step.  I also got Cat Bordhi’s book yesterday and am itching to try the two circulars method; I just didn’t have it in me this evening to attempt anything so complex as casting on more than 10 stitches.