day two.

Brokeknits has been hinting at this forever, with all of her gorgeous stripey shawls, but I think I had to figure it out for myself: stripes are good for academic productivity. How else can you explain that I not only met my word count goal for day one of my exam, but I also managed to knit several more stripes on my shawl?

I am in love with this shawl. That center-ish spot (you know, where the center would be if this were symmetrical) looks little less crisp than I’d like, but I’m thinking it might have to do with the fact that the dark grey trekking pro natura I’m using is slightly thinner than the local organic undyed wool, which is closer to sport weight. I’m hoping the poofiness of garter stitch after blocking will help with this — and do a better job of hiding the short row wraps.

And then there’s this guy. Such a good sport.

Alright, back to it.


5 thoughts on “day two.

  1. Stripes really do make everything better. (I’ve been trying to resist starting that shawl … ) It sounds like you’re on a roll: hooray! Good luck on day two!!

  2. Job well done on your word count. Somedays that the hardest part…the count.

    The shawl looks wonderful! Garter stitch makes for knitting to read by.

    Remember to take time in your day to stop and breath.

  3. I can’t believe how much you knit. It looks great. I started a sweater yesterday – baby sized mind you – three rows and I am starting again today. And, you all those rows!!!!

    I bet the repetition of the knitting helped pave the way for the fluidity of words! Keep up the great work – I have been thinking of you!


  4. Woo hoo! Good job on the word count! I can’t imagine that the stripes have nothing to do with it. That shawl is going to be stunning, btw!

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