Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Emily and I snuck into Cadboro Bay for a quick stop at the Boutique de Laine (bagfull of ivory dk merino for my granny squares and some Euroflax in lavender), but missed out on the Beehive shop and the Knotty By Nature store. I will make it a destination next time I get Scott.
Back home (without the son) to orientation at Em's university and the last heave ho before everything starts up again.
I frogged the Simplicity cardigan. Shouldn't have worked on it after an evening shift. I finished the increases on the front to discover I had done them over 2 rows instead of 4. Can you believe it?!! Laceweight sweater of purgatory knitting didn't get a second chance.
I only worked on the sock on the trip, but I have now cast off the collar on the nephew sweater and plan to sew in the sleeves right away.
That leaves the black lace shawl and the lakeside sock. I want to cast on Annis to knit in electictree laceweight. It is a beautiful teal and burgundy named "Jersey Giant" after one of my sisters fancy chickens.
I have chosen the Mission Falls 136 in teal to do the Knit a long Dahlia sweater from the fall issue of Interweave Knits. I don't know when I'm allowed to cast on, though.
I had way too many projects on the needles this summer. Part of it was doing things that could be completed for Stash Dash, but part of it was my night shift brain. I am still a bit hampered by weariness. Why am I afraid of the Frost Flowers shawl? It is only one stitch at a time and one row at a time. I have already completed one pattern repeat of 48 rows. Can't put it off forever. Now my house is much quieter and cleaner, I can think about thinking.