Mr. Purple Greenjeans AKA The Dissertation Sweater
I haven't actually taken a full two-year hiatus from knitting. I knit two shrugs last summer, neither of which really fit well. But, graduate school has consumed the last 2 years. I'm finally finishing my dissertation. It's a really lonely and frustrating process. It's hard to stay motivated. I decided I needed something to calm me down, help me think, and reward me when I get over a writing hump. A quick venture into Ravelry led me to Mr. Greenjeans by Amy Swenson. As you can see, my Mr. Greenjeans is actually purple. I'm knitting it with Rowan Calmer 493 (how appropriate). It is affectionately known to me as THE DISSERTATION SWEATER. I hope to wear it when this dissertation is but a distant memory. For now, I'm in the beginnings of the cable rows. Wish me luck.