Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A new cast-on!

I like to work on a Christmassy thing during Christmas (imagine that),  and this year I'm doing The Winter Holiday Shawl. I was going to use Cascade 200 in the stash but I didn't have a greenish color. I did, however, find some Rowan Felted Tweed, which is kind of scratchy but I think it will soften up when I wash it.

The colors, given that it is felted tweed, are a bit muted but so far I like how it looks. It is a forest green at the top, then kind of a bluish green, and now the red is being introduced. I think it might work out well.

Yesterday was atrocious as it was the first day of registration and the work I had done two weeks ago to make sure that registration went well--well, someone threw a spanner in the works and input some incorrect information into the registration programming black hole and it took hours to get it straightened out. I had also repeatedly told my grad students they needed to figure out the schedules by last Wednesday so they could get pre-cleared to register.  And of course four or five didn't listen, and I had to scramble to get that started (it takes a few days for clearances to go through, but that's their problem if the class closes).

But the day ended with--I think--everyone registered, so that's good.

A rainy day here, with lots of little tasks to keep me busy. I may cast on for a new tiny needle piece tonight. I guess you don't cast on for those, do you?

6 comments:

Tired Teacher said...

Love the start of the new shawl! You'd think grad students would know the drill by now and listen to advice. It sounds like the four/five might learn a valuable lesson - the hard way.

Kym said...

The shawl looks just lovely -- and I imagine it brought you some "comfort and joy" after a grueling day of registration woes. (I hope so, at least.) XO

KSD said...

Ugh --- registration.

Ugh --- students who ignore good advice.

Yay --- pretty, holidayish shawl.

DelightedHands said...

This new shawl is so pretty! I can't believe you have so much done already!
Sorry for the confusions at work--nothing like a wrench in the works!

Vera said...

Love your latest shawl start (and you've gotten a lot done on it!). So glad I don't have to deal with students and registration. I have no patience....

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Love that shawl! My sister is an absolute Christmas fanatic so I just might have to knit her one.