February 12, 2004


Oops! I missed a day, for the first time since I started keeping this blog. I hope it’s not the first step on a slippery slope…

It wasn’t even that busy a day yesterday; it was mainly spent in socialising with a visiting speaker, and attending a seminar he gave in the afternoon. It was unusual in that Mark and I were both interested in his work, and it was applicable to his department and mine. It’s not very common to have someone come speak about both Anglo-Saxon and Classical texts at the same event. Not only did we both attend the seminar, but we went out for a drink with the speaker afterward with a member of Mark’s committee and the chair of my department - world’s colliding! Bizarre, but fun.

I did manage some knitting in the evening. I’ve just started the third set (of 5) of patterns around the yoke of the Lopi sweater:

I find that I can’t work on this for more than 3 or 4 rounds at a time. After that my attention begins to lapse and I find the physical effort of pushing all the stitches around and dealing with the great mass of knitted fabric becomes too irritating. Fortunately, I can put it down and work on Rogue for a while. Last night I finished the facing on the second sleeve and started on the cable pattern. No pictures, though, since it looks remarkably like the first sleeve! Which is gratifying, of course.

Thanks to everyone who gave me encouragement about my schoolwork - sometimes it just feels like there will never be an end, but I know that’s not true, and it helps to know that other people go through this too, and, most importantly, finish the process successfully, and go on to enjoy themselves! Most encouraging!

Speaking of which, I think I need to get back to work!

Posted by Aven at February 12, 2004 03:26 PM

Who? Who? Who?

Who’s doing Classic/Anglo Saxon? How are they connecting?

Enquiring minds want to know.

Sweater looks great, by the way.

Posted by: Anne at February 13, 2004 07:25 AM