Almost done with my second Regia sock. Brought some Opal to work to start an Opal pair -- a pink, turquoise, grey mix. And I did a bit on Pentland -- posted a WIP pic on my knitting page. It's hard to get a good photo of dark brown wool!
Weird public transportation sighting of the week:
Yesterday afternoon. Standing on the subway, the train pulls into Gallery Place Station (Washington DC). A small, somewhat crispy-looking guy gets on the train. He has a megaphone slung across his back and is carrying a very large sign that has some statement about pedophilia and priests. A cameraman follows him on the train, filming him. All the regulars on the train are averting their eyes (me included) -- no one wants to be seen on the 6:00 News with this guy. I glance over at a woman I see every afternoon. She smiles, I smile, and we both start laughing. Neither the guy nor the cameraman are amused. :-)
Finally finished Norge 2000 -- photos on my knitting page. Very large sigh of relief, as I was getting heartily sick of this project. I brought needles and wool to work with me today to swatch for Pentland, my next project. It's an old Alice Starmore design from the long out-of-print pamphlet "A Scottish Garland."
And of course, I'm knitting socks on the train to and from work. Very heavy tourist action on the train this week, due to D.C.'s Cherry Blossom Festival. Yesterday afternoon I was turning the heel of my sock on the train going home and two little girls were watching with rapt attention. Future knitters?
Coming down the home stretch of Norge 2000! I'm currently knitting the neckband, then have to sew in the sleeves. This project seems to have taken forever and I'm heartily sick of it, but I have to admit it's a lovely sweater.
Now thinking about knitting an old Alice Starmore design out of some Black Welsh Mountain wool I have next . . .