… have you ever made a decision that somehow got a little out of hand?
Yeah, me neither.
Yes, I have one slightly blurry photo for you. Please don’t let the excitement go to your head.
And you know what? This isn’t even the ball of yarn I’m using … I wound up a new one a couple of days ago. But I figure, eh, balls of yarn, they all kind of look the same.
So progress is being made on the Levenwick, slowly but surely Last night I started on the first sleeve, while worrying that the body might be a smidgen too small — I’ve put my faith in the powers of a good blocking.
In a bit of serendipity, I’ve inherited a box of wool from my advisor. She’s working on a throw blanket, and a few skeins of Cascade 220 didn’t fit in: a few skeins of heathered jewel tones and neutrals. We’d been talking about a wool transfer for a while now, but somehow always forgot to make it happen … but kizmet! Now I have two more skeins of “straw,” the color I’m using right now … the perfect amount to finish up.
The other colors, well, I probably would never have chosen myself, but now can see using for something a little bit stripey. I’m thinking Hap shawl thoughts. Once I finish some baby knits, that is.
So, I don’t know about you guys, but September snuck up on me. Somehow I was going to have more done by now.
Ah, well … it’s always like that. Besides, it takes me a while to settle into the new semester, the new routine, all the new faces. But look! Levenwick! I’m through the yoke — in which I messed up the raglan increases ever so slightly — and just divided for the body. So far, smooth sailing.
Since multiple skeins Shelter (however lovely the colors) is a little out of my budget right now, I went with some Cascade 220 (in straw?) that might look familiar — it was leftover from Hooray!. Very matchy-matchy of me. I don’t think I’ll have quite enough to finish, but definitely enough to make a good start.
Also, I can’t wait to wear the heck out of this. Maybe with wooden buttons?
Look what I found when sorting through photos: happy summer zinnias and a snoozing kitty. The flowers are long gone, but the kitty is still happily snoozing away. More to come soon …