Almost there…

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.



Filed under Knitting and more knitting, Ravelry, Reading

2 responses to “Almost there…

  1. Kmom

    Message to yourself ideas:
    something about being done at last.
    the little knitter that could–sappy
    my sweater–direct
    whew! or hurray!
    your initials and a date
    maybe nothing so you can start wearing it!

    Belly laughs are great things. Especially when shared. I wonder if the kid would enjoy having those silly McManus books read to him. Shall we send one?

  2. Yippee on the sweater, and what butt or hips are you even referring to, ma’am?

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