Knitting instead of housework
What a concept, ignore everything that needs to be done in the house and you can get quite a bit of knitting done. Well, after looking over all my wonderful new books, I have an idea for a shawl that I want to try out. However, I'm making myself finish at least 3 of my WIPs before I can cast on for my first original design. I did manage to work on 2 of the 3 WIPs yesterday.
First, hubby's sweater since he keeps making cracks about his project always falling to the bottom of the priority list. I don't know what I was smoking when I thought I was up to the armhole shaping but all I can say is that I'm glad I measured one more time just to be sure. The back was supposed to be 17" before starting the shaping and I only had 14". So, after some more ribbing, I could start the shaping. Here is what I've got so far:
Next time, I should really do the front and back at the same time because now I'm starting to worry that I won't get the same exact number of rows for the front and back. I'll definitely do both sleeves at the same time.
I also worked on the flower basket pattern. I think I have enough yarn to make a shoulder shawl. I need to buy a scale so I can start weighing how much yarn I've got leftover. Then I would have a better idea of how many yards I've got to work with.
Tha'ts right people, I'm being wild and crazy and there are currently no lifelines in the work. I know, I'm tempting the knitting gods but I've found that I usually only need to tink back a row or two since I am constantly counting the number of stitches on the needle and can pick up fairly quickly where I have missed a stitch.
Today, I need to do some actual housework. meh.