February 28, 2004

Hooding away

Sorry for the slightly sporadic posting - I’m starting to feel a little more panicked about my upcoming exams, so I’m trying to spend less time on the computer - it’s probably the most distracting activity in my life right now, even more than knitting, since I can more easily knit and read than knit and type (or even mouse). Nonetheless, along with finishing up Juvenal’s Satires last night (boy, that man had just a disgusting mind. I mean, I’m not particularly bothered by the sometimes disgusting/graphic descriptions and, more often, insults in Catullus’ poems, for instance, because they’re fairly witty and cheerful and surrounded by lots of other beautiful and interesting poems. But Juvenal is just bitter, angry, and sarcastic - so when he goes on at length about things I wouldn’t presume to talk about in anything approaching a public forum (let’s just say certain body parts and bodily fluids are prominent) there aren’t many pleasant aspects to redeem the poems. Plus, he’s even more explicitly and deeply misogynisitic, racist, and homophobic than most ancient writers - and that’s saying a lot! I think I’m glad I’m won’t be working on Juvenal very much for my thesis) I did manage some knitting. (Ha! I managed to follow my train of thought through that entire parenthetical passage - did you?) Here is Rogue, with the beginning of the hood:


And here’s a closer shot of the cabling on the neck, which will extend up and around the hood:


I’m enjoying this part of the knitting quite a lot - I’m looking forward to watching this turn into a hood.

Right, that’s all for now. It’s time to clear my mind of Juvenalian smut and turn to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. I live a strange, strange life…

Posted by Aven at February 28, 2004 12:07 PM