I am on the mend! After a few days of antibiotics and other medications I’m finally feeling (and sounding) like myself. Unfortunately, my husband is in the middle of his sickly spiral. He is one cranky guy but I’m taking care of him since he was so great when I was down. We spent 90% of the weekend on the couch, binge watching The Blacklist and drinking lots of tea and eating lots of soup. I finally had enough energy to pick my knitting needles back up on Saturday and I made some progress on Estelle!
I absolutely love knitting sweaters but when it comes to the endless amounts of stockinette stitch for the body I get a bit bored. Once you separate the sleeves I feel like it’s miles of boring stitching. Fortunately I got through my 13 1/2 inches of knitting from the sleeves (with 2 inches of ribbing to break it up) and am down to my last 12 rows of the Feather and Fan stitch pattern for the bottom hem. If I can knit for a bit at lunch or on the commute home that means I’ll be starting sleeves this evening. This week of being sick put me behind schedule and I feel like I’m always pressed for time. School starts in a week and I need to update my syllabus and course outline, lock in my last guest lecturer and get it all wrapped up before I’m back in the classroom on Monday. Where has my summer gone?!
I also decided (with your help) that I’m going to knit the Beacon Hill Sweater with the Cascade 220 in a camel color I picked up. But of course because I’m a glutton for punishment I’ve found new things I want to knit.
Can we talk about how much I love the Farallon Sweater in the latest Twist Collective release? It’s top down, circular yoke, worsted/aran weight and lace detail at the top. I kind of want to knit it with the circular yoke lace detail in a pop of color or with one of my special hand dyed skeins and leave the rest of the sweater in a neutral. I don’t know what I want to bump from my list but this looks like it would be such an easy knit. I also found a new book on seamless knits for dogs. Everyone always asks me if I knit the sweaters I put on Cher in the winter (nope, they’re all from TJ Maxx) but I wouldn’t mind making her at least one since she’s my fur baby and knitting buddy.
I know, I know I keep adding to this list of what I want to knit. I’m a glutton for punishment. So what is on your list? Tell me some new amazing sweaters or accessories you’ve seen just to help my make list a little longer!