I am continuing to plug away at the rose-green cardigan. Now that I have picked up stitches around the front and neck, and doubled them I have a humongous amount of stitches on my 60 inch needle. In the process of working through them for what would technically be row 2.....Yikes!! The cable slipped off the needle. I struggled to pick up stitches. And of course this is made harder by the fact that being double knitting, they separate in to the knit side and the purl side. I managed to pick them up, while dealing with about 5 phones calls from Younger Son (why couldn't that phone have stayed lost?) Each call necessitated moving the sweater, needles and lost stitches en-masse to the foot stool and running to my purse for the cell phone, then carefully moving the glob of sweater carefully back to lap and JUST as I got the mess back into position and ready to start the pickup process again.... Yup, he called again.
I decided this was NOT the project to take to Knit Nite last night, but later finished the pickup and knit the rest of the row. I am now on my way back across, binding off the buttonholes as I go and after this row is completed, only 2 more rows and then I can bind off!! Yea. Oh, yeah, and weave in a few loose ends and sew on buttons, but the end is in sight.
I also discovered the black mohair shawl from the class Jane and I took at Knit Michigan about 2 years ago. I have so far knit about 1 inch since the class. I took it to Knit Nite last night, but black mohair is better handled at home, next to my bright light. I worked on socks after 2 rows. I don't think it will be done by the 7th. I had hoped to be able to wear it when we got back to Knit Michigan for the day for a booksigning with Jane and Marla of Jane's book Maidenshawl. The boxes of books arrived and I am holding off my purchase until I can get both of them to sign it there. (Or I will get one Friday and have it read by then but take it anyway. I think I may weaken before the 7th of February.)