I’ve been my usual schizophrenic knitting self this last week. I haven’t felt like thinking much lately and everything I have going seems to require some thought. I admire knitters who can think right through a complicated sweater or shawl like they do it all the time. Amazing. I knit Little B’s sweater up to the pits and put it aside because my dps weren’t handy to start the lace sleeve cuffs, pulled out the ribbon tank a couple of times and put it back so I didn’t have to pick up the stitches I frogged, glanced at the gloves I started last winter but amn’t happy with, rummaged through this and that, and came across my hat bag. So I knit this for Ship Support.
Yarn: Cervinia Sorrento
Pattern: 5-hour Baby Sweater
Yarn : Simply Soft
Yarn: bandless stash
Then last night, we sat down to watch The Constant Gardner. Mindless knitting was definitely called for, so I started the Tomten from my new book. (When you get a new book, you have to start something as soon as possible.) Nothing can be more mindless than garter. Unfortunately since I wasn’t paying attention, I didn’t realize I muffed a stitch. Now I have to think to weave it back up. Ratsafratsa. Wonderful movie, by the way.
We leave on vacation July 30th. That gives me a week and a day to finish my ribbon tank and cotton cardi so I can start something new. I like to start something new on the first day of vacation and hence forth refer to it as the where-ever-we-went sweater. This year it will be the Edisto Island sweater. I’m thinking about knitting the Picovoli t-shirt from Mag Knits in an ocean blue slubby cotton I just happen to have. Somewhere.
We’ve been to Edisto once before, and it’s my favorite beach. No crowds and dolphins a plenty. This time will be a little different. Instead of the 4 of us, it will be the 15 of us- the whole Huckabee clan. (My side of the family.) We’ve never done this before. Could be interesting.
The new eating plan is frustrating me. I got on the scale this morning, and I’ve gained back all but two pounds. Why? How? I’ve been so good. I haven’t even wanted to pig out on undesirables. We must needs new scales. Homemade veggie soup for supper, and fresh blackberries I’m about to go pick for dessert.