Sunday, November 19, 2006

One step forward and two steps back


Here's the progress so far on the second take of the Reflection Aran Pullover for my lovely brother.

Reflection Aran Pullover take 2 progress

You may notice that this is radically shorter than the previous progress shot that looked something like this:

Reflection Aran Pullover

The new and improved sweater back is the right width for the finished product. Since I haven't been sitting in front of the TV this week knitting like I had been last week, what you see is what you get. Instead, I've been trying to dig myself out of a vacation hole work wise, and haven't been able to take a lunch break to knit.

I should rephrase that. I see these girls from HR all the time eating lunch in the pantry on my floor at work. They constantly see me knitting because that's what I do the most on my lunchbreaks. One of them emailed me to ask if I thought there would be enough people that knit in the company that would want to join a knitting circle. I told them there would probably be a lot more people than they thought that would be interested. So they sent out an invite to everyone in the company (I work for Penguin, so the comapany's pretty big). They got 65 responses back, which far exceeded the capacity of the room they had reserved. So while I went to that during lunch, I was mostly teaching two people how to knit instead of knitting myself.

However, I have been doing a decent amount of knitting on my Mountain Colors Jaywalkers. Mostly on the subways when I'm going somewhere and I don't want to carry a lot of stuff. The book I'm currently reading is Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. I've only got about a hundred and fifty pages left, but it's kinda too big to carry around on the subway. Lo and behold the astonishing amount of progress reading Tolstoy has afforded me:

Jaywalkers II

I just started the heel flap is where that gets me pretty much. These jaywalkers go so much faster in magic loop! Even on a size 0 Addi!

In an almost complete non sequitor but not really....I've bought the domain name I can't really tell you what I'll be putting up there, not because I don't know, but because I kind of want to shock the knitting world with it. I think it'll be pretty cool. Right now I'm looking for server space (I'll probably be getting some from my friend at Ashpool) and a logo, and once I get that stuff, I'll be getting even more adept at this webpage writing thing. I might move my blog there, but I haven't quite decided yet. I've got time to figure it out at any rate. If you go to you won't find anything yet, but once I get something going, I'll let you know!


Jessica said...

The sweater is looking lovely--and how cool that you're going to have a knitting circle at work! What a fun way to spend your lunch break. :)

AJ said...

The sweater is looking great! Don't feel too bad about frogging, I had to on my Knitting Nature sweater as well. Que sera sera! The yarn you are using for the Jaywalkers is gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

Really? Anna Karenina?