I started this post a whole three days ago! I got distracted by dinner and since then it’s just been one distraction after another. I am nearing the finish lines on Purple Penny but still not as close as I’d like to be. I’m experiencing a bit of a knitting slump because I am ready to move on to new projects! Also, I don’t think Purple Penny is quite long enough, despite my effort to ensure it would be by using another shirt I like the length on to measure it against. As you can see, I just lack the arm and collar ribbing. I’m about two rows from binding off on one arm now, so just collar and one arm to go. So close, yet so far away. I should have nothing to do but knit tonight, so maybe it will get close.
In other news, we joined a gym this week and man am I sore! It’s a good feeling, though. I have discovered the trick for me to spend more time on the bike. Magazines! I’ve decided that I’ll buy different magazines as needed and allow myself to only read them when I’m working out. Reading the boring section of the newspaper that was laying on the ground beside my bike yesterday even helped, so I know it will help to read something I’m really interested in. I’m also getting a real start to my thesis this week, so I don’t expect to get a whole lot of knitting done in the coming months. I’m excited about it, but it will be a true test of my undisciplined self to get it finished.