1. Antibiotics are awesome and work pretty fast.
2. My knitting friends are like my family and take care of me when I need it.
3. Roller derby is awesome (well, I already knew that, but wanted to include it anyway).
4. MEN'S roller derby is very odd and also very rough/violent (seriously, who even knew there was men's roller derby?)
5. When it's been in the 90's for a week, even if it gets a little cooler outside, your house stays hot when you don't have A/C.
6. Never dye yarn when your house is already 85 degrees because it ends up 89 degrees and VERY humid.
and last but not least...
7. Knitting long sleeves on a feather weight cardigan with lace yarn takes a REALLY LONG TIME.
As you can see, I've had an interesting last few days. Most of my list is pretty self explanatory and if not, I really don't want to go into any more detail.
So let's bring it back to knitting and number seven. It's now Wednesday. Remember last week when I said that I would definitely have my feather weight cardigan done by this coming Friday, because ALL I HAD LEFT WAS SLEEVES (and to finish the edging)??? Again, #7, long sleeves for a feather weight take a LONG LONG time. Who knew? Seriously, I think it's going to take me longer to knit the two sleeves than it did the body of this stupid thing. It's maybe because the stripes are slowing me a down a little, and to be honest, I'm just a little tired of working on the same project. I normally bounce around (as you know), but this time I figured if I put the cardigan down, I wouldn't finish it. I've pretty much JUST worked on it. This is how much I have done:
That one sleeve sure is pretty, isn't it? ;) The sweater is being modeled on our new to us 1956 mid century modern end table! Fancy!
Now granted, I wasn't really feeling well for a few days and didn't knit very much. It's also been extremely hot (as I mentioned) and can't keep a hot alpaca/silk cardigan on my lap long without breaks (despite it being a feather weight lace cardigan). Still, I thought for SURE I would cruise through the first sleeve, and have a lot of the second sleeve done by now. As I write this, on Tuesday night, the FIRST sleeve is at my elbow. ::sigh:: I will say, I'm still trudging along and hope to have it done soon, I'm just not promising by Friday anymore. We'll see. :)
That's it for me today! Next Wednesday I promise (actually, let's keep it at hope) to show you something different. I'm sure you're getting tired of seeing the same thing as I am knitting it!
What are you working on?
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I hope you carry on recovering. Although it might be taking a long time the cardigan looks fantastic!ReplyDelete
Hi, I wanted to enquire as to where I could find your lovely headband pattern featured on Ravelry. I've left you a message there, still awaiting a reply please...I'd dearly love to have a crack at that head band.ReplyDelete
Hi Faye, I'm not sure you have the right person. I haven't received a message on Ravelry, and don't have a headband pattern. :( Sorry.Delete
The cardigan looks really great!! Hope you feel better in the meantime!ReplyDelete
That first sleeve is really cute. I think you should take it easy on yourself. I can't imagine knitting alpaca with sweaty fingers :( It sure is going to be a cute cardigan though! Feel better!ReplyDelete
The cardigan is coming along very nicely!! I have faith that you can finish it... but I hear you about bouncing around all of the time.ReplyDelete
I love the striped sleeves! I have a crazy laceweight cardigan problem. I love them, but I hate knitting a tone of fine-gauge projects. Yet I keep casting them on...ReplyDelete
I hear ya, Faith. As I'm putting myself through this one, I'm thinking of making another. LOLDelete
I love the colors in that cardigan.ReplyDelete
The cardigan looks great no matter how long it seems to be taking! It'll be worth it in the end!ReplyDelete
Always wanted to go to roller derby, I hope I'll go soon :)ReplyDelete
I can so relate to that last bit of knitting taking FOREVER! Just keep going a bit at a time and it WILL get done. It looks lovely and I'd love to see it on you.ReplyDelete
Your cardigan looks great. Just keep going, stitch after stitch and you will have finished it finally. It's worth the time :-)ReplyDelete
I love your cardigan but yes, the sleeves took FOREVER. This is why I made them elbow length! :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful cardigan! Even if it does take forever, you'll be ever so pleased when its done, right?ReplyDelete
Your sweater is coming out SOOO beautiful. Kudos to you- I have yet to attempt a sweater out of even fingering weight!ReplyDelete
Also I have to make fun of you for your heat comments. ;) Only because it was 106 in my house on Monday and today will be "much" cooler at 97.
That sweater IS gorgeous. . . I'd be so tempted to make it short-sleeved. I respect your ability to not do that. :)ReplyDelete
Wow! That's a beautiful cardigan ... what size needle? I don't think I've ever knit anything large with small needles!ReplyDelete
Hope you're on the mend!
Hi Beth, thank you! It's actually not very small needles, size US 6!Delete
The sweater is lovely, can't wait to see it finished. Sorry you have been under the weather, hope you are feeling better. I need to be making a sweater but am I? nope, making baby things. Hope to get started on a shawl and some hats for the cancer center soon. Have a good weekend!ReplyDelete
In spite of your difficulties the cardi is turning out really well and will be worth all the hard work you have had to put into it.ReplyDelete
Hope you are feeling better soon.
Incredible points. Outstanding points. Keep up the good work.ReplyDelete