Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Slooowww progress...

It's been nuts around here. The term is coming to an end, so there's grading to finish. So far I've been spared the usual end-of-term drama -- no one coming in to my office to beg for (or simply demand) a higher grade. On top of that, I have a summer class starting in two weeks that I need to prepare for. I'd been putting off preparations because so few students had signed up that I wasn't sure if it was going to run or not. Now it IS going to run and I have to RUN to get ready for it! It's Biology for Elementary Teachers, so it'll be fun (how many college courses have YOU had where you get to color, cut, paste, make pictures, and listen to stories and get credit for it?), but it does take a heap of planning to pull it off, make it academic, make it make sense, and give the students something they can really use.

Knitting time has been at a real premium. I've made time for Saturday knitting with the local Ravelry group, and knitting at least a few minutes most evenings to wind down and get ready for bed.

The Clapotis is coming along, though I frogged the first start because at the width I was making it, I'd run out of yarn before it was longer than a neckwarmer. A very wide neckwarmer wasn't what I had in mind. It's now scarf-width and I think it will be just long enough, which is a good thing, because I checked to see if there was any more of the Alchemy Synchronicity in the "03c- Lovely Good" colorway and found out it's discontinued. I must use what I have.
The Dragon Breath sock in Malabrigo sock yarn has reached a turning point, which is to say, the heel has been turned. I've slowed down on that deliberately since some folks in our group who wanted to do the Malabrigo knit-along haven't had the chance to start yet.

And even Twist and Shout gets a few rows now and then. I'll be through with the back soon, and then get to tackle the complicated fronts.

Odin says, "I'm glad you're home. I miss you when you're gone. Are you going to feed me soon? Purr, purr, purr..."


Anonymous said...

I love the color of your Clapotis! Good luck getting some knitting time in with what sounds like a really busy schedule!

lunaticraft said...

Lovin the color of that clapotis.

Good luck with the class! I hope it goes well, and I hope it's a ton of fun for all involved!

Lupie said...

So many great projects!
My daughter is starting Clapotis.
The Alchemy yarn you're using is perfect for this pattern.
Love the Dragon Breath Socks and will have to tell my daughter I want a pair.
The Twist&shout is coming along great!


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