Monday, September 07, 2009


Original, right? I don't have much to say about knitting, or much of anything else. I should be preparing for a class I'm teaching tomorrow evening (information resources for global health, anyone? That would be "global health," as in something being studied, not "global health," as in "I can make everyone healthy with these databases!" Because if that were the case, librarians would rule the world!).

Anywhoooo..... I have been working on my October Lady Sweater, and am now into the gull lace pattern, but just barely. I know this is known as a fast knit, but I am a slow knitter and don't really have all that much time to knit, anyway. But here it is, thus far:

October Lady Sweater
In reality, the color changes aren't quite so dramatic.

I really want to have this done by the beginning of October, for my first October conference. Of course, by my second October conference, I'd like to have finished Ishbel. One of my closest friends and mentors turned 70 this weekend, and I'll see her there. It just occurred to me yesterday that, instead of buying her a pair of earrings or something for her kitchen, I should knit her something! And this yarn (Malabrigo Sock in Solis) would be perfect for her.

Ishbel is also supposed to be a fast knit - I've seen people post about knitting one in an afternoon - but I'm not so sure. Here's how far along I am right now:

Malabrigo Sock in Solis

Ha! At least the yarn is wound and the pattern is purchased, printed, and safely in its plastic slipcover!


linda the sister said...

A: Did you know that THE Ohio State University is in Columbus?!

2: There's a yarn named after me!


Steven said...

Sometimes winding the yarn is half the battle!

And so glad you're going to be in Tulsa. Look forward to seeing you there!

Bezzie said...

You gotta start somewhere right? Love that color you picked.

Chris said...

Hey, I have all sorts of projects in that same condition. ;)

Rebekah said...

I keep postponing projects that require yarn winding, I used to love it, but now its just a necessary step.

The yarn for Ishbel looks absolutely gorgeous!

So glad you found me so I could find you!

jessie said...

THe Feb Lady is a fast knit. Once you get going on the lace, it will hum along.

I'm intrigued by Ishbel myself. Then again, right now I'm intrigued by a lot of things I'm not knitting...