Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Excuses, Excuses... With Knitting

Wow, has it been that long?  Two weeks since I've posted something?  Yikes, I will be surprised if I have anyone reading this at all.
I can plea that I have been busy, but for the last week, I blame the stupid time change.  I have posted about my loathing for this man-made insanity before.  Take a look at 2013's semi rant with links to 4 previous posts about it.  I am still in recovery mode for this spring's time change.  Do you think that my getting up at 5am to go get Younger Son from work may have something to do with it?  Thankfully that may end soon, or at least sometime this year.  His fees are paid, and once he fixes up his car, and gets that liscenced, as well as himself, I will be off that hook.
But I am sure I will still hate the stupid time change.
Knitting has been speeding right along.  Back, both fronts and now a sleeve and a half.  I even pinned the parts together for a look-see.
The sleeves are missing until I finish number two and block them.  It looks a bit strange leaning against Gertrude, but she is a bit to "shapely" to fit into it.  I took it to Spin Guild yesterday.  The friend I have been knitting it for tried it on. It looked wonderful.  Alas though.  The flowy part of the cardigan, the front flaps, don't flow down as I had hoped.  But they will make a good warm generous overlapping front for wrapping up.  I will have to ask if perhaps a button loop should be added to the edge of the flap.
While industriously knitting away on the second sleeve, with a few breaks for my Broken Seed Stitch Socks.   I managed to avoid casting on anything on Pi Day, although I was sorely tempted.
I am rethinking the Boysenberry Pi Shawl I started in 2010.  There have been a few stints on that, but none recently.  I was getting confused when I tried to go forward without the charts.  Plus I think I would prefer a half pi, or even 3/4 pi.  This may just be the next project to hit the frog pond and be reborn.
Of course I have other projects to work on first.  I must get my mind out of the cast-on mode.

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