The week before a new quarter starts is always stressful. There’s just something about knowing that it’s coming that’s worse than just getting started.

It’s like dipping your toe in the water before jumping in…if the water’s cold enough, it’s guaranteed to give you second thoughts. But somehow, just diving in isn’t as bad.

Classes are now begun, and hopefully this means that a little of the dread of miracle-working will be replaced with the miracle-working itself. It’s always better once you’re in the water.

And yes, I do know that this is a knitting blog. Fortunately, I finished my grading a few minutes ago, which means that I have an hour before bed in which to knit. And that means that I might just get to graft some sleeves onto the endless sweater tonight…