Sunday, January 15, 2012

In Stitches

It's a little cold here:  15 degrees.  Not quite so cold that we couldn't possibly go out (I feel compelled to say this, having just learned that a friend of mine spent the afternoon xc skiing and I don't want to look like a total wimp), but cold enough that we didn't really want to go out.  We were out all day yesterday and we'll be out for large parts of tomorrow, and today, bless its little heart, was the perfect jammy day.

Everyone had a different agenda.  Most of it involved TV and butt-sitting. Mine involved knitting.

It turns out that, if you spend the entire day at it, you can get a whole lot of knitting done.  6,720 stitches, to be exact.  You can also develop a numb spot in your behiney, but that's easily solved by getting up for snacks now and then, which I recommend.

Here is photographic evidence of my diligence today:

This is part of the mystery knit along that I'm doing.  We got the second clue today, which gave me 8 more rows to work.  If you look closely below, you can even see the little blue beads I chose for this yarn.

I'm very fond of them.  I have a second yarn I'm using for a larger version of the same knit along; I'll work on that tomorrow.

Here is the Sullivan sweater.  Yesterday it was two partial sleeves and a body; today I am more than 1/3 of the way through the yoke.  I am just about to start the neck shaping and the sleeve shaping is ongoing, so the rows are getting shorter and shorter, if by shorter you understand that I mean they now have fewer than 264 stitches each.

I would like to be done with this by the end of the week.  Like I said, it got cold here and I could use another sweater. Since it's only 9:00, I'm going to get back to work on it and see if I can knit until my hands cramp.  Shouldn't be long now . . .


  1. Your mystery knit is a really pretty colour!

  2. wow, you have got a lot donw ! are the chickies OK in the cold ? Do they come out of their coop ?