March 17, 2004

Things Irish

A belated happy St. Patrick’s day! It’s times like this that posting late at night doesn’t work as well… but we did celebrate the day, if rather quietly. Mark has an interesting entry about the history of St. Patrick as found in Anglo-Saxon sources over on his blog, and we had a lovely Irish-inspired dinner, though it was less elaborate than our Sunday feast. And, finally, my knitting update is in keeping with the theme as well — I’m up to the armholes on the Honeycomb aran:


When I’ve finished the decreases it should go pretty quickly, so I think I’ll be done the back by the end of the weekend at the latest. Then I’ll do a sleeve, to prevent the boredom caused by working two sleeves in a row.

One week until my oral exam for my major field. Then I’ll be free! (Briefly). Maybe I’ll actually (gasp!) spend some time bringing our house up to slum conditions — there are pigs that would turn their noses up at this place right now, I’m sure.

Oh, speaking of pigs, a while back there was a conversation in the comments to this entry on Yarn Harlot’s blog about “wool pigs”, which led me to this picture. Is it more or less disturbing that those aren’t the product of modern genetic engineering but of natural evolution? Let’s just not think about the yarn they’d produce…

May the road rise to meet you; may the wind be always at your back.

Posted by Aven at March 17, 2004 11:23 PM

and may they never steal your Lucky Charms!

Posted by: madhava at March 18, 2004 12:21 PM

Just wondering what yarn you’re using for the aran?? I’m just loving the sweater itself! so, what’s the pattern too? lol
Just went through your gallery … beautiful!! wow! you’re quite the knitter :)

Posted by: Carissa at March 18, 2004 07:37 PM

nevermind … I’m so dense today! I just saw it on the side of your page :) ignore me …. please ….

Posted by: Carissa at March 18, 2004 07:38 PM

wow. It’s just beautiful. I hope someday I can knit like this. Also,I love your kitty pic in the upper right!

Posted by: jenifleur at March 19, 2004 02:01 AM

Those wool-pigs are pretty gross.
Love the sweater.

Posted by: Stephanie at March 19, 2004 06:05 PM

woolly pigs, yum, I want a woolly pig scarf (preferably blue and white triangles…)

Posted by: Susan at March 25, 2004 09:06 PM