Honestly, I knit all 15 inches of body in about 4 evenings. It is in the round, so just plain old ribbing for 2" followed by 13 inches of plain old knitting. No big deal.
I have been knitting on the first sleeve for about
The needles may be part of the problem. I knit the body on a 24" addi and loved the slickness. The sleeves are on wooden dpns and they are grabby, grabby, grabby. Normally, I think this is a good thing on dpns, but it just isn't doing it for me right now. I will just have to make due for the time being, because I don't knit enough projects on size 9's to justify having 2 sets of dpns.
It would appear that Wisconsin is finally heading out of the deep freeze. Today was a positively balmy -1 F when I came to work. This is a vast improvement over the -18 we had on Monday. The general consensus here at the office is that it is just plain wrong to have an overnight low temperature that is more than 50 degrees below the freezing point without windchills (an aside, chill my a$$ - if they are measuring it, it is f-ing cold).
The summers here can be suffocating (90+ degrees with 90+% humidity - this does wonders for curly hair) and the winters will slowly suck the will to live from the hardiest of souls with the crushing cold temperatures and the fact that it lasts from mid-November all the way to April. Here is what I don't get. When the settlers were moving west 150 years ago and stopped here, why in the world did they stay after experiencing the hell that we call weather?
We have one of the largest average temperature swings in the world, from 90ish to -30ish. That's right over 100 degrees. Every. Year. These are normal temperatures, people, not something experienced once a decade. Every. Single. Year. Not to mention the freakish thunderstorms and threats of tornadoes. True we don't get hurricanes, but Wisconsin is located on the tail end an active fault line and there are mild earthquakes; granted, it isn't like California, but they do happen. Is this really better than what they had? I shudder to think of how awful it must have been.