I finally picked up the sweater I had cast on for Emily a few months ago. I only had about an inch done, but I’ve been working on it in the evenings so it’s starting to come along a bit. It’s rather boring right now since it’s just row after row of stockinette in chocolate brown. I’m working as fast as I can so I can get to the fun part – a mock fair isle band in pink and cream. But for now, mindless and boring. Plus I really don’t care for circular needles – I’d much rather use dpn’s. Next time I think I will. At least it’s working up rather fast. I’m a lot further along now than I was when I took this picture:
I’m using Plymouth’s Galway wool and the pattern is the Drive-thru sweater from Wendy over at Knit & Tonic. I’ve got more to make one for Neve as well. The good news is that if I don’t finish in time for it to fit either of them, there’s still Oona. One always must be thinking of these things when embarking on a project!
Notice the ginormous Starbucks cup? It’s pretty much my constant companion these days. The good news is I have started Oona on rice cereal so I am hoping that will translate to longer periods of sleeping at night! This week has been pretty decent – she’s been falling asleep around 9 pm and sleeping until about 3 before wanting to nurse. So I’ve been using my evenings to knit (as much as I can while holding her) and catching up on some tv. I recorded about 8 hours worth of Dirty Jobs last week in case my satellite went out again (it didn’t….yay!) and I was also happy to see a new show on Discovery (I’m a Discovery junkie) called Some Assembly Required. One of the hosts is Lou Bloomfield, my old college physics professor. So I’ve been having fun watching him on tv, doing basically the same things he did in class. I’m also impatiently waiting for new Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers. These shows were the staples of my couch – bound pregnancy. I can’t help but think of Alaskan crab when I look at my newly finished socks (the first was was mostly worked on during a Deadliest Catch marathon, with my feet up and the sock propped on my huge uncomfortable belly).
But now those socks are done, evening tv is fun, and I have a pile of new projects to look forward to. See what came today?
There’s Blue Moon Fiber Arts Leticia for hats, some Socks That Rock, a toddler sock kit from KnitWhit and some Rowan Big Wool Fusion for a Kitty Pi bed. It’s gonna be great.