Oh, you wanted knitting? I can do that, too.
I've had an idea for another sweater for Tadpole bouncing around in my head for a while and last night I actually got around to crunching some of the numbers and casting on.
It doesn't look like much yet but I hope it turns out as cute and clever as it is in my head. And if I'm really good I'll put together a pattern, too.
I was shocked when I counted this morning because I'm more than half-way through the edging on Rock Island.
It's always interesting to follow the progression of memorizing a pattern repeat. I start out staring at the chart for every stitch, then I check every row. A few more repeats along I only look when I think I'm doing something wrong but I keep the chart out the whole time. Several more repeats later, I realize that I'm not looking at the chart at all. And finally, I don't pull out the chart when I grab the project from the knitting basket.
It would probably be a good idea to throw in a lifeline at this point but I like knitting on the edge.
Forty-two repeats down, twenty-nine more to go. Shoot, I was much happier before I thought of that second figure.
I even have an almost FO to share. After the tornados that hit Alabama a few weeks ago, Elizabeth announced that she was starting Blankets for Birmingham and asked knitters to contribute knitted squares that she would put together into blankets for those who had lost their homes. I'm having fun playing with a new-to-me cotton (Cascade Ultra Pima) and contributing to the cause.
I still need to weave in the ends and block the square (and knit a few more) but this is still good progress.
One more almost FO. I finished the first of my green socks a little while ago but it wasn't until today that I found my favorite sock model ever.
She doesn't always manage to stay upright by herself but she's working on it. Corners help.
So do fists.