Today, I’m joining Ginny for Yarn Along.
It also turned out, when I tried the sweater on, that the whole thing fit perfectly right up to the yoke, which was about 3 sizes too small. In meshing the two patterns I got my decreases wrong, and so there was nothing to do but rip it out. I put in the fair isle because I was worried that I wasn’t going to have enough yarn to finish the sweater (the first I’ve ever made for myself!), but after ripping out all those stitches, I found one last ball in my yarn basket. Hooray! And now, I’m just three rows and some sewing away from being finished.
I’m super excited. I already ordered some yarn from Beaverslide (mule spun! How could I resist?) for my next big project.
Oh yes, and for books – I’m reading (and really enjoying) Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House, plus A Journey Through Waldorf: Kindergarten as I prepare ideas for the year to come with Ella. Her plans, apparently, include covering herself with bandaids, “to look like a fierce cat.” Awesome.