Sunday, January 28, 2007

Ohio, here we come

Ohio, prepare, the Anderson-Richter* family is coming.

All the more reason to get going on my wool sweater and socks. Plus, Kamilla could need a wool sweater. Instead, the wool sweater is going backwards. I had just about finished the first sleeve, when I ripped it all out. It was too tight. It's supposed to be snug, but it was too much. It was quite wide around the wrist though. I did the smaller size sleeve and it seems I have to start the sleeve like the smaller size (due to small wrists) but then increase a little more frequently for the rest of my arm.

But I haven't really been working on the sweater. I've been making mitered squares (a la Mason-Dixon). I finally found something to do with my leftover cotton from making washrags/dishcloths. I'm will then join them to make a kitchen towel.

Why are we going to Ohio? I got a post-doc position at University of Ohio. We'll be living in a small University town of Athens, OH. And we're leaving in about 2 weeks :o

*In Iceland, women don't change their last name when they get married, simply because Icelanders normally don't have last names. I have one, but that's just because my father's, father's father (or something like that) was German.


Sonja said...

I forgot.

Mitered squares are just as addictive as they say. Be aware.

Rebecca said...

Oh, you are right about mitered squares, I have Vivian Hoxbro's book (Domino Knitting) and I was making them for a while.

Good luck with the new job and the move!

Sigga Sif said...

How exciting! Congratulations on the new job.

Cassie said...

Two weeks! Ack, you'd better knit fast. Cold babies! ;-)

Sonja said...

Well. Turns out there is a little 'red tape' involved. It's going to take longer than anticipated. But they are working hard to get me there before March.