*written last week, just now getting around to posting*
Oh yeah, selfish knitting - my favorite kind! I've been making progress on my Redhook The left side front is done, now on to the right back. The good thing about this pattern is that all the boring knitting (the rows and rows of straight stockinette) is done first. Now I have to pay attention to all these decreases. My only problem is that at this point it is too bulky to carry around in my bag. I like to keep smallish, manageable projects with me to whip out when I have some free time. So now I work on this at night when I'm beached on the sofa.
I'm a wee bit nervous that I don't have enough yarn, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. It will be close, but I think I'm okay. I hope. I can always leave off the sleeve caps if I have to. And speaking of large, I'm afraid that this may be too large, which is probably why it seems I'm short on yarn. Ugh. Oh well, I'm too close to the end to turn back now.
With nothing to work on while on the go, I HAD to cast on something new, you know, to keep in my bag. Another vest type knit it is, the Cuff to Cuff Sweater. So far so good, but I'm getting a little tired of seed stitch. It took me a little while to grasp how this sweater is going together, especially when I cast on for the left side and the back. It's an interesting construction, that's for sure.
I'm beginning to wonder if this sweater will be long enough for me. It's kind of hard to tell right now due to the way that it is made. I measured it, and it seems right, but I'm not completely convinced. Of course, my body isn't exactly in the best state for fitting, ahem.
What I do love is the color. I think I'm becoming a purple convert. Now that I've discovered that cool tones look good on me, I can't get enough. Purples, grays, blues, fuchsias, bring it!
Thanks for all your positive comments on my last post. They really do mean a lot :) Happy weekend, friends, enjoy it!! -oops, like I said, written last week.
And now we're back for another week. Tuesday already. And we're in October. Which means that I'm going to have a baby THIS MONTH. In 23 days, if I'm lucky (as miserable as I am, I sure hope she doesn't come early). What the heck am I doing knitting for myself? I've got a baby to prepare for!!! Oy!