I have been
knitting slogging away on Knitty's Convertibe, The Mason-Dixon Knitting blog post from Ann today introduces her Slogalong. It's a web site for people who knit for a very long time on one project, projects with "that lovely endless quality." It seems like anything I knit is a potential slog!
When I knit lace in front of the television I tend to make mistakes if the program is interesting (recent Medium episode caused a missed YO). TV lace knitting is slow because I have to visually check every lace row to make sure I haven't screwed up, and then unknit back to the mistake and fix it. That's what I call slogging.
Early morning knitting, on the other hand, is good knitting. I am catching up on Brenda's Cast On podcasts in the early morning between 4 and 6 am - great knitting time! Besides Brenda's podcast, books on CD are good to knit to. The last book I knit to was "Sharpe's Rifles" by Bernard Cornwell, which is not something I would choose to read, but just fine for background while knitting. By the way, I don't recommend Cornwell's Sharpe series unless you like late 1700s and early 1800s war, long battles, etc.
About the Convertible, I don't plan to wear it as a shrug, but as a kind of poncho for seriously air conditioned buildings in the hot Chico summers. I haven't found any light-weight buttons yet. Any ideas?