Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Decreasing, hooray!

I'm in the decreases, so I'm very excited.  I'm not going to think about how many more rows to go, just that I get to decrease now :)

In other news, I got a cappuccino today from a local coffee shop.  Once a month or so I get a fun coffee drink, and today was the day.  There are two coffee shops by work, both about the same distance I think, but one feels closer.  I keep going to the "closer" one, even though they're pricier and not as good.  The cappuccino I got today was curiously light when I picked it up - it was mostly foam!  I know that it's a drink with a lot of foam, but this is ridiculous.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tinking, frogging, etc.

Argh.  I was all set to finish the back today, but then I realized I had missed several decreases along the way on one side.  Rather than rip out all those rows, which would have taken hours to knit again, if I could even find where I went wrong, I ripped out just the section that was screwed up.  Problem was, it took a hour and a half to fix.  Hopefully blocking will help the weird gauge on those stitches, but seriously?

At least I'm at the point where I just need to knit 17 more rows to finish the back chart.  Then 5 rows later, I can add the sleeves.  Once I get those sleeves added, I get to actually decrease, which makes me very happy.

Monday, May 14, 2012

What's that about a break?

I've been working like crazy on the cardigan, but the going is slow.  LG around means less time for knitting.  Either I'm playing with her, making food for her, or asleep :)  Seriously though, I've had less time to work on this than I'd like.  I was planning on getting a lot done on Friday, but I had to work late, and then was at the symphony, so the day only included about an hour and a half of knitting time.

I'm hoping to finish the back this week.  I'm on row 60-something, and there are over 200 rows, so I have a ways to go.  I'm really looking forward to the point on row 141 when I get to join the sleeves to the body and actually decrease.  I love decreasing. 

In other news, my brother will be coming to live with us for about a month in June, and then our nephew will move in in July.  It will be interesting to see what living with other people is like again.  We haven't had any long term houseguests for a year or so now.

Eventually I'll have some pictures of the cardigan, but for now, just imagine something that starts out in a rainforesty type blue on the bottom and transitions up to a blue-grey on the top.  The drawbacks of not having 4 skeins of the same color :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

That was a long break

I don't know why it's been so long! 

I just started a cardigan from the DIC Smooshy I bought a few months ago.  It's not the cardigan I was planning, but a test knit.  Those seem to be the only things I finish in a reasonable amount of time!

Work is crazy busy, and likely to get crazier.  LG is growing fast, and I'm constantly worried about her, afraid she'll get sick, hurt, etc.  Argh.

I'm planning on actually posting in May, if only to have a record of the work on this cardigan.  Oh no...I just realized that last May was when my back injury happened, and I was working on a cardi test knit at the time.  Eep!