Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Blog Veil and Knitted "jeans" for Nola
Just as a reminder that a blog, while revealing much about a writer's personality, only gives its readers a partial view of the blogger's life. For example, my former doctoral supervisor visited Pater and I this weekend, arriving Sunday afternoon and leaving Monday noon -- and that is as much as I would ever tell you about that. Those of you who have gone through a doctorate will know how significant this relationship can be. Those survivors will also know how small the academic world one can be, especially concerning those of a supervisor's stature. So that except to say that the visit was successful, and without defining that term, I will draw a veil and move on to showing you another Finished Object, this time a little pair of denim pants, cuffs and all, for Nola.
These are made of the same Rowan Denim I used for the Indigo Ripples skirt, and even after the first wash-and-dry, it's showing that great denim fading that's a big appeal of this yarn -- and makes up for the hands being left blue after each knitting session.
I'm so pleased with myself, getting all these projects finished off finally -- I'm working on the button/buttonhole bands for the Tangled Yoke Cardigan and then just have to graft the underarms to have a pretty new fall sweater. Also finishing off a second sock so I'm feeling quite justified in perhaps casting on in the next few days. BUT ONLY if I finish my course syllabi today. You heard it here. . .