I'm nearly finished the armholes for Jenna's cardigan test-knit. This rather clever pattern begins with a pretty cabled neckline from which stitches are picked up for the body and raglan sleeves. Then using a combination of short-rows and raglan increases the body of the sweater is built. It's a bit tricky because there's lots to think about at the beginning, but Jenna clearly lays out each step so it's a matter of following the pattern.
I really do need to take photos of this in natural light. Trust me, it's gorgeous.
I'm almost at the point where the knitting gets mindless. This is good because I have a lot of other things that need paying attention to. I'm past the first round of data-collection for the post-doc project I'm working on, and I get to spend the summer using my brain to analyze data and write articles. I also would like to write one more article from my thesis (still haven't heard back from the one I submitted in February) but with necessary vacation time, I'm not sure I'll fit it in.
I'm actually looking forward to writing again. I was even excited when I got SPSS to work the way I wanted it (for all stats types, I was just doing some descriptive stats, nothing fancy, I'm a qualitative researcher by training and preference). I'm such a geek.