Is that how I should punctuate the title? I capitalized the a at first, but that looked even funkier than the current version. Andâ€”dear meâ€”how will I ever manage to teach another year’s worth of frosh if I can’t even decide how to write my own blog headline?
The shawl is gorgeous and will definitely be appearing as a knit-along soon. (I am trying to tantalize without giving too much away before everything is really ready to go.) If you are looking for a holiday gift or a new winter party wrap, stay tuned! I’ll be featuring two versions: one, knit by me, in a silk/lamb’s wool blend from Simply Shetland; the other, knit by my friend Chris, in Glacier Lakes Wasonga from Curious Creek.
Next week is the hideous week of meetings that always precedes the start of school. A full day (I’m in charge of half of it) on working with students who haven’t yet met the entry-level writing requirement. Then a whole day of Writing Program business. A day offâ€”then a whole day on the team-taught class I’m working with during fall quarter. I must come up with some simple knitting pronto to keep me going through all this fal-de-rol.
Of course, since my time will soon cease being my own and I will have gajillions of tasks to juggle, I’m brim-full of knitting ideas. Last night a quick leaf through EZ’s The Knitting Workshop
gave me just the wrap shape (pelerine!) I needed to crystalize yet another shawl design in my mind.
The document I was going to edit at work hasn’t made its way into my in box yet, so I’m going to sneak off for a gym workout and the local farmers’ marketâ€”followed by knitting! (Do not worry that the University of California is not getting its money’s worth out of meâ€”academia will be running me ragged any minute now.)