Monday, May 23, 2011

Knock out, indeed

Guess what happened the day after my last blog post? I took a step out of the bus and threw my back out! It is the most pain I can remember ever being in, and I am still not healed up, though I can go to work. I was out for 5 days, flat on my back, and I can't lift anything over 5 pounds or bend at the waist. ARGH! It's not fun to have time off work when you have to lie on the couch, flat on your back, with a pillow under your knees.

So, I haven't gotten much knitting done. I did sew buttons on the Haymaker, though I will be replacing them with special buttons I ordered from Etsy. I'm very happy with the sweater; it looks great on me (color and fit) and weighs almost nothing. I wore it to work on Friday and to my sister's on Saturday, and it held up well in both venues.

Now for a look:



haymaker front

I'm so happy with it! My confidence is up, so I really want to make another cardigan or something great while I have this drive. We shall see...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Knock out!

The cardigan is done, save for a blocking and buttons! It's soaking in the washer right now.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Movin' right along

I'm done with the body to the underarms, one sleeve and part of the other sleeve! I'm really enjoying making this, though I might dye it once I finish it and get to try it on in the sunlight. Laceweight held double gives such a nice hand in the fabric.

I don't know what we'll do this weekend, but we're planning a fun dinner for Friday night with my sister and her family. Whatever else we have, I'd really like a good beer. I've been craving a good beer for a while, and PBR just isn't cutting it :)

I still have my diamond waistcoat socks to finish, but this cardigan took over my bus knitting, and it's hard to do beaded knitting on the bus anyway.