In case you didn’t know, I’m a single mom. Which means every few weeks the boys’ father likes to see them and take them out for a few hours. The first time they visited him he asked me “Will you be OK for 3 hours? What will you do?”
Will I be OK??? What will I do???
Yes, I’ll be just fine. I won’t be a parent. I will go do adult things. Like browse the knitting section of the bookstore for an hour. Go for a walk at my pace. Sit in the car and read with my feet out the window. Knit.
Don’t worry. I’m not lacking ideas.
Today was another visit day. Essentially that means I bring the boys to their dad, and I go play for 3 hours. YES! I went for a walk, knitted, went for another walk, browsed the Sunday Market, ate lunch, got ice cream, browsed some more, knit some more, walked some more, picked some plums, walked some more, and knitted until my darlings got back. It was a lovely day.
I was outside carrying a backpack full of wool all day (temps in the 80s) but I wasn’t able to knit much. We Oregonians are trained to feel hot at 70 degrees, so imagine how we feel at 83 degrees. Sweaty. Yes, it was well I was trying to knit a superwash. Else it might have felted around the needles.
When we got home to our much cooler house I was able finish up Gabriel’s first sockie (only 2 attempts this time!) and continue knitting madly on the Adventure Sweater.
I took this photo earlier this evening, right before I put this on the 16″ needle to finish up the yoke. I did all the sizing with EPS but the sleeves are looking larger than I expected. Either I miscalculated or grabbed a larger set of DPNs. Hmm. Regardless, I’m not ripping at this point!
I’m planning to finish up the yoke tonight and knit the hood tomorrow. That should give me enough time to steek and install the zipper. I’m planning to cover the raw steeked edges with bias tape. I’ve planned everything so the zipper and one side of the bias tape can be sewn in by machine. Ironic, I’ll happily spend hours and hours handknitting a sweater, but I’m not willing to do the handsewing. Whatever.
On a different subject… MS3. What on earth have I gotten myself into?
I’m through row 46. That’s not even the first chart. I’m already 3 charts behind… But there’s a bright side. I was cruising the scads of these over on Ravelry and guess what??? It’s not an ever widening triangle! It’s a rectangle with pointed ends!! Thank Heavens, because I simply do not have the temperment (Continental Knitter- hates purling) to purl back over ever increasing rows.
Ok, I need to stop blabbing. Nikolai starts swimming lessons bright and early tomorrow!