After my lovely three-week vacation I’m back to my old problem: motivating myself to work on my thesis. Sigh. My reading list is extensive and the text I’m currently reading is necessary but nerve-wracking. The author seems to think lots of latin phrases and sentences with a minimum length of five lines make his text look academic. They.do.not.
Lets’s hope the rest of my self-inflicted reading material will turn out less strenuous!
Now, back to some happier and more colourful content. Since I finished both of my lace projects and had only one measly (all right:two) little sock (s) in progress, I decided to start something new. Something to sweeten the time left before it gets cold enough to wear wool again. So, last weekend I cast on for Neep Heid by Kate Davis.
I had ordered the yarn ages ago directly from Jamieson’s & Smith but decided to try a colour work project with only two colours first.This year I’m ready to brave four! I exchanged two of the recommended shades because they would make my face look… not well ;-).
The orange is more rusty and brownish in reality and the grey background colour dulls everything down a bit but I really like it. Won’t look like a turnip but who cares? (Except Baldrick, maybe…).
This project will take a lot of time because I knit like a snail while holding the yarn in both hands.
Should be ready in time for autumn, though, so everything’s fine!
I will need some plain tv-knitting so I checked out potential patterns for cardigans and decided on the Twenty Ten Cardigan. No pictures yet and I’m still swatching but I have enough yarn (very old, very green Schoppel) and will possibly cast on this evening.
Now I have to get back to the dreaded text. Maybe I’ll burn it instead….