Friday, November 9, 2012

And On A Happier Note...

There has been knitting!!!!!!

The green sweater is progressing,
and I have just finished the THIRD ball of fingering-weight yarn for it.   I have not yet looked up how many balls of yarn I'll use (I did when I ordered it--thank heavens), because I think at this stage it would just depress me.  But I love this sweater!  The pattern is interesting but not difficult (yet), and I'm still just immensely proud of myself for finally starting this sweater.  I just hope the feeling lasts for the next year, so I can get it finally finished. 

For knitting-while-reading, I have another sock:
 the beaded scarf got several more rows:
 and the new sweater has a front AND back,
and I'm doing the sleeve shaping already.  It's another cowl neck sweater because 1. I love that sweater and wear it a lot, 2. It's fast and I'd like some instant gratification, and 3. the pattern I intended to make with this ribbon stuff was designed for ribbon stuff 2 sizes smaller than this, which I had failed to notice when adding it to my queue.  (And all of this was even BEFORE the pain pills, so I can't even blame them)  I'm going to do the cowl neck slightly different this time--probably just straight rows rather than the short rows to make the front bigger.  I am sure it's just me, but every time I wear the other one, the front reminds me slightly of a bib--possibly because I keep spilling food on it, but a design change sounds good anyway. 

And my new yarn for the ornaments arrived!  I opened up the box, basked in its existence, then closed it back up for January.  I think if I'm going to make it an entire year without buying anything new, it might help to stretch out the last new thing I got for as long as possible.  If I get really desperate, I might have Andy wrap it up in smaller boxes and occasionally leave them on the doorstep.  Or maybe inside--our neighbors did take some squash I set outside to cure in the sun, so I may not want to trust them with yarn...........


Mereknits said...

You amaze me with your knitting speed and dedication. Hope you back is feeling better, how is your Dad doing?

Gaidig said...

Wow that's s ton of knitting. Great job.

Also, squash stealing neighbors, WTF?