You see that?
That, my friends, is years of knitterly hoarding paying off.
I’m starting up this kicky little top-down raglan — in what I hope will be a completely ridiculous combination of Noro madness. It’s starting life as a pullover but will one day become a cardigan. That’s how I see it at the moment, anyway.
So I’m casting on and well, the 24″ circular isn’t cutting it. Too long. Was it too much to hope that my yarn closet might, somewhere in its depths, contain a US8 16″ circular? Nope.
Every once in a while my inner Hausfrau makes an appearance and must be satisfied. Which is why I’m also working on this bag: so practical! And I’m using some Lion Brand Cotton Ease that has been moldering in the stash for a bit: frugal, too!
So far, no tornado. That’s the power of peachy blueberry bread.
Now I really should get to work.
I went big and decided to put a thumb gusset on the tube. So far, that’s working for me. But won’t lie, I did have to try a number of variations for finishing the thumb: to cast-off or not to cast-off? In the end and a after a few attempts, I went with not casting-off. Made for a cleaner join at the hand.
Also, after an absolutely ridiculous(ly fabulous) amount of Bon Jovi, I have a conference paper. It is not nearly so photogenic.
And I might have hurt myself jumping around the living room to “Livin’ on a Prayer.”