Sunday, June 30, 2013

I Detest a Siesta

Despite the intense heat, which has curtailed my bicycle commuting to work, I've somehow mustered the will to sit with a wad of wool on my lap, making progress on my brother's sweater. Who wants to knit when it's 106° out? I guess that would be me. Relatively cooler days lie ahead, but I hope my knitting fever doesn't follow suit and break. I'm on a roll.

Last weekend I finished the sleeves and got started on the body. I managed to get a lot done this week. The sleeves are attached and I've completed the first 12 rounds of the yoke. Three of the rounds up to this point have involved three colors at once. It was slow going on those, but I don't have any more coming up. The first decrease round is a few rounds ahead and I'm looking forward to it. Things should get a little less crowded on this needle later today.

So now, back to my knitting and a hot cup of coffee. I'm starting to feel that Noël Coward had summer knitters in mind when he wrote Mad Dogs and Englishmen.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, you are cooking with gas! Looks great!

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  2. My grandma used to drink hot coffee in the summertime to cool off. She said the hot coffee inside made her outside feel cooler by comparison....

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  3. No kidding you've made a ton of progress. Thank you for introducing me to that Noel Coward song - I'm knitting a blanket right now, so I get it. Mad Dogs and Austin Knitters.

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  4. Excellent progress! Being a librarian I had to do a literature review and look up Grettir, appropriately a character in the Icelandic sagas. I think your sweater will look much more handsome than he looked.

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  5. As someone who can barely tie his shoes, I can't imagine the patience and diligence it takes to make something like this. I'm eager to see the finished product.

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