Friday, January 04, 2008

Knitting at Glacial Speed

I can't seem to finish a project to save my life. After the distractions of December, I have returned to my Minimalist Cardigan with renewed enthusiasm and determination. Alas, no sooner did I finish the first sleeve this morning, than I realized I'd have to rip it back to the start of the cap shaping. With premeditation, I let my decreases form a vertical line of stockinette. I thought this was a logical and good thing, but I realize now that it's too disruptive to the moss stitch.

Then there's the second sock that has been mouldering on the needles for nearly a year. It was lost in action for a while. Since it is my "Grab when I'm heading out the door" project, I began to seriously fear it had be left behind at a soccer game, school planning meeting, dentist appointment or the like. I found it a few weeks ago when I was tearing up the house looking for something else I had misplaced. Yay! It came in handy last week as we sat through many soccer games during the annual Holiday Cup tournament. I made some knitting progress, but must admit as the games got more and more exciting, I did more clutching of my knitting in sweaty hands than actual knitting.

In between soccer games, I began craving lace and spent some time with my dormant melon stitch scarf. I would like to finish that and than get back to the lace stole I started last spring.

But as none of these knitting efforts is photo worthy, and I hate to post without a photo, I'll leave you with some images from our walk on the frozen Mendenhall Lake this afternoon. If you look closely, you might see a hand-knit or two.

Two hand knit hats, one scarf, an iceberg and a glacier.

Icebergs frozen in Mendenhall Lake.

Boy, hat, and glacier.

The Mendenhall Glacier, which, much like my knitting, is receding faster than it is advancing.

Happy New Year to all!


Hilary said...

Bummer about the sleeve. Beautiful pictures and beautiful hats, though!

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

You win the knitblog award for Best Display of Earflap Hats in Action on Cute Models in an Awesome Setting.

Angela said...

So beautiful! I love the hats and glaciers!

Taoknitter said...

Ah besides the great knits (the cardigan looks GREAT!), every time I see pics of your neck of the woods, I KNOW I live in the wrong place! Thanks for sharing!