|Not what I wanted to see this morning.|
...thank goodness for knitting to keep me sane. This week's project was cast on in a literal frenzy: I neeeeeeded to have something on the needles before Sunday, as I hate doing the hour-long ride to Mass without having something to knit along the way. Out here in the sticks, my best blocks of knitting time are in the van.
Anyway, I cast on for this little vest, trying out some unnamed bulky yarn from my stash I bought on eBay about two years ago. It is my first go at bulky yarn and I love it! I love how quickly it knits up! I want to knit sweaters for my boys and big girl now, if I can get my hands on some beautiful, soft stuff without busting the budget.
I was a lot further along than this. Up to the armpits. Then I realized that I had cast on the wrong number of stitches. Y'know the old carpenter's "measure twice; cut once" saying? My new one is, "Count twice, cast on once." I am also really bad at gauge swatches, but since I have a niece 8 months younger than Gemma, I don't sweat it too much! Anyway, yesterday morning found me unraveling what I had and casting on again. God is teaching me patience through knitting. And self-forgiveness.
Not reading anything for fun this week. I am focusing on polishing up Una's writing skills and learning how to teach writing. Brushing up on stuff I haven't done in 30 years. It is nothing like riding a bike, I can tell you. The good part is, once I do this with Una, I should have it down for the next five kids.
Joining Ginny and her lovely Yarn Along this week, and looking forward to taking a peek at what everyone is reading and knitting...