Tuesday, April 01, 2008

unfinished

Ravelry didn't kill the knitblog. If anything, it's inspired more people to set them up. I do think, however, there's been a dearth of work in progress posts since the advent of ravelry. If you know your current new cast-on will make it through friend's activity pages, why blog-up their blogroll too? But there is a place for moments taken to sum up works on the needles; time out to consider the process. It being a messy tuesday I thought I spend some time, on my blog, pausing to consider a few incompletes in my life.

stole twist

Above is a stole I've just started. Muir, to be precise, and in the yarn the pattern calls for, artfibers Tsuki. It's so rare I ever follow yarn specifications, it came as a bit of a surprise to me to realise I'd inadvertently done what I was told. I think it's going to bit a WIP for a while. I have to look at it when I knit, so not great for knit groups, knitting while chatting at home, or knitting in front of the television. It is small, and I had planned it for bus-knitting, but the yarn's so slippery it's hard to knit on a moving vehicle.

Next, is my Demi, in Cash Iroha bought in the John Lewis post-Christmas sale. It's knitted. It's even seamed, and this shot was taken while it was drying after having been washed and blocked. It is however, still without buttons. I had just over a ball left over of the yarn, so I've cast on for a beret. Neither this, or the jumper itself is especially seasonal. I started this back in January, thinking there'd be plenty of time to wear it this year, but things kept getting in the way. I thought it'd still get a wearing after the snow over Easter (in London, yes, the first snow of the year, a week before we swap from GMT to British Summer Time). But its been raging sunshine the last few days. And not the crisp cold kind of sunny either.

jumper lying flat in blocking

Finally, it's my biggest WIP of all, the thesis. Please note the 'horrible' in the document title isn't a comment on the work, as much as a reflection of the case study. As I seem to be saying to people daily at the moment, it's ok, it's getting there. It's getting there slowly, but it is going to be 90,000 words (plus or minus 10,000 words or so), good-quality words at that, so you shouldn't expect speed. And it is getting there.

wip - my thesis

15 comments:

KGLO said...

Two very pretty WIPs and a very valiant one. I admire you for all three :)

Joan [yarnygirl.com] said...

I have wanted to knit Demi and had the pattern for years! Yours looks beautiful and I can't wait to see it with the buttons. And good luck with the thesis.

Veronique said...

Wow, you are busy!! Lace, and a cabled sweater and a dissertation?!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your thesis! I'm writing up mine at the moment too. Granny squares seem to help me keep sane!
All the best
Maria x

Alice from france said...

Great news, one cardigan finished and a thesis! Good luck!
Soon you may have more time to knit!

wazz said...

All lovely and very impressive, particularly the fact that you are engaged with other pleasant activities while still immersed in Thesis Werld. I recall having trouble with this...

Elemmaciltur said...

The Muir's looking good!

Perhaps I should also name my thesis chapters by the names of "Horrible1", "horrible2", "extremely horrible", and so forth and so on. :-p

Penny said...

Am I the only person whose first reaction was to read what you'd written? Some of the messy Tuesday pictures on my blog are also (history of) science related.

The knitting looks good too.

gleek said...

two gorgeous projects and a dissertation? wow, you've got it going on! and now i really want to know what your dissertation is on after reading what i could on the image :)

emmms said...

I've tagged you for a book meme, mostly because I'm curious, but will strike you from the list if you're too busy doing real work.

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I'll be waiting for your answer.
Thanks.

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