My husband gave me a stomach bug. I also got my favorite candy which I can’t eat yet. Next year I’m holding out for flowers. But… Bed time = knitting time! I finished the back of my pink Debbie Bliss and a Jaywalker sock. The edges of the sweater are bound to roll no matter how well I block, and I don’t like rolly edges. I do like the simple lines of the sweater, so I have to decide before I start the sleeves- to seed stitch or not to seed stitch? I can always pick up the bottom edges of the front and back to add a border. I’m thinking about adding short rows at the front neck to make it scoop a little. I don’t like anything touching my neck. It’s just a thing I have. Why do I love a pattern then insist on making as many changes as I can? The Jaywalker I love. The pattern and yarn were meant to be together.
I finished the mitts and a hat for DD#1’s birthday. The mitts are this basic pattern with a longer cuff and hand, and a cable added. The hat is my basic hat pattern, both in TLC Amore. The cake is (was) red velvet and very good. The icing is (was) weird. I would show you a picture of my grown up baby, but all people pictures are on DD #2’s camera. I’ll add one later.
We had spring weather until after Christmas. Daffodils were beginning to bloom. Parsley was sprouting. The coreopsis and dianthsis had a few blossoms. Now they are all frozen and so am I. We’re expecting a heat wave this weekend with temperatures reaching the 40s. I can’t wait. I’ll only have to wear one pair of socks. That’ll give me a chance to darn holes in my woolies and get my hats knit for the homeless shelter before the temps drop again. I’m also working on a baby sweater. Can’t knit enough baby things.
DD#1 knit a purse! I’m so proud. She went to a birthday sleepover Friday night. Wednesday, she realized she had no money to buy a gift- so raided my wool stash. I helped her get started, then she took off. We knit it to the same dimensions I usually do for a small purse, but for some reason it didn’t shrink as much as usual. We were disappointed, but it’s cute and she did a good job. And I love hearing my kids say, “Just a minute- let me finish this row!”