The green sweater is almost done. I can almost touch it! A finished sweater! Maybe by the end of October, I’ll be able to wear it. Thanksgiving, almost definitely.
Both sleeves are knit and hemmed.
I’m knitting down the body, and increased a little to accomodate, ah, the hips (or my butts as the Kid says), because I have a ball and a half of yarn left and I might as well have a cozy long sweater without belly drafts. Hope it looks all right. Then the hem (should I knit myself a message? And if I do, what yarn? Something obnoxiously bright?)
Then the ends. And a wash and a block.
Ravelry – I keep thinking of more things to put in (not counting the stash – I’m being honest, I think, and I’ve managed to get in the lace weight, the alpaca stuff, the sock yarn, and some random bits. I’ve got a ways to go still.) It’s an interesting place. I lurk around there too.
Reading: I’ve been digging around Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson. Thoughtful book and a wonderful reference. It’s a good housewarming gift. It’s a good browsing book. And, again, it’s a good reference.
A very silly book we picked up at the library is Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman. If I could allow myself a book buy – I want this one! A great book for bedtime reading, if you don’t need all bedtime stories to be super restful. I figure a few belly laughs before bed are good for sweet dreams and a peaceful night. The Kid likes it too, and allows me to read it to him.