I think I must've fallen into some sort of hamster-wheel-style time warp this week, since I've been working and knitting and knitting and knitting and I'm in pretty much exactly the same spot as this time last week. How does that happen?
Mr. Right and I are still working on stuff. Not much progress on that front this week, unless you count swinging from happiness to despair and back again as progress. I do suppose that we'll get it worked out one way or another eventually, but just between you and me... limbo kind of stinks.
On other non-progress fronts, Hedgerow Sock #1 continues, and is getting cuter by the inch. (This is the part where I apologize about the crappy photos. A big cloud came just as I was setting up in my
It really is bigger than last week, I promise. One more round to go, then it's heel flap city, baby. It'll look different next week. I'm almost sure of it.
And then there's the Vest (And no, it's not really purple this week. See photo disclaimer above...) I spent about 4 days (I guess that's why I don't have more to show for myself) picking up stitches for the shawl collar.
Have I mentioned that this pattern is not my friend? Grrrr. Anyway, eleventy billion attempts later, I actually have the correct number of stitches on the needle and am ready to actually *gasp* knit. It still doesn't fit AT ALL, but I'm happy to report that it does fit one of the ladies in my lunchtime knitting group, and looks pretty great on her. Providing I ever get the dumb thing finished, she's promised to give it a good home, and has offered to buy the yarn for my next sweater in return. I'm pretty excited about this arrangement, I gotta say.
Speaking of being pretty excited... I just booked a plane ticket to head out to the east coast next month. I have friends from Colorado who will be staying in Pennsylvania for a couple of months, and invited me to come visit. Who am I to turn down an offer like that? And, I have other friends in New Hampshire who I'll drive up to see while I'm there. Very cool, especially since I have a burning desire to visit all 50 states, and haven't hit New England at all yet. You can knock out something like 5 states in a day over there-- utterly mindboggling to this California girl. Here's where I've been:
WIPW and check out everyone else's progress this week. There's some seriously crafty crafting going on over there!