Ack! and Argh!

I keep expecting things to settle down at work, and I keep getting surprised. I feel like my life is a gigantic game of Whac-A-Mole (more mole whacking here and here, in case you just can’t get enough). We only have two weeks of classes left this quarter, so things will have to slow down eventually, but I don’t know how many little academic-rodent-equivalents I’ll have been forced to take a mallet to by that time. For the most part, this is due to my new administrative position: I’m doing a whole lot of things for the first time and learning about many of them the hard way.

I did manage a good spurt of knitting over the holiday and will post pictures as soon as Melissa has time to upload them.

Meanwhile, behold the glory that is the Dante Hat, courtesy of Jen at Looking Glass Knits. It won’t be to everyone’s taste, but for those of you who appreciate knitwear with poetic and medieval flair, it will be just the thing. Melissa has a wonderful edition of Dante’s trilogy, translated by Marcus Sanders and illustrated by Sandow Birk. We’ve spent many a lovely evening leafing through these volumes, so I am absolutely certain that Melissa will be needing a Dante Hat posthaste.

2 Replies to “Ack! and Argh!”

  1. Whoa! That Dante was very into hats! It looks like a crown of thorns in his self portrait, however. A little Identity crisis? Love the Dante Hat. šŸ™‚

  2. You’re going to have a fit when you hear this, but Michael’s is carrying SWS for $4.50 a skein. Isn’t that less than their other low, low price?

    Any chance you’ve used Bernat Bamboo or Alpaca? Bamboo, Alpaca, and Cashmere are on sale for $3.00 each. I need some more Cashmere for a baby sweater for my daughter, but I’m wondering about the Bamboo and Alpaca? Are they worth a shot for that price?

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