Sunday, March 04, 2007

33 1/3% FO

After many long toils (okay, more like enjoying working on it whenever I felt like it), I have:

No, not two short skinny scarves. Two sleeves. Sleeves for the Short Row Striped Pullover. Sleeves, check. Now I've started the back:
I have old lady hands, and the stockinette curls like no one's business, but I'm pretty happy with how it is looking so far. I've done the first stripe repeat and started the waist shaping. The hardest part is remembering to count the rows and stay in stripe sequence. It hasn't been too bad so far, but then, I haven't started the short row portions yet.

I finished the sleeves a few days ago. I decided to start the back today, since I was supposed to stay off my ankle. It's been hurting off and on since I went running Thursday. I had an idea of babying it this weekend so it would be good to go for Monday, but nothing gives you more energy to get up and move and do stuff than not being "allowed" to. So I did finally rearrange my living room - I should have a little more room to practice now. I watched a show on the History Channel about how all these prophecies say the world is gonna end in 2012 and freaked myself out a little. (Now I figure there's nothing I can do about it anyway, so why worry one way or the other? At least, that's what I tell myself.) I didn't do all of the cleaning I had planned on doing this weekend, though, so I'm going to have to really hit that hard tomorrow and Monday. I want to get this place nice and scrubbed before we start rehearsals. I got a new collar and a leash for the TeddieCat and we went outside on the patio for a little bit this afternoon. He doesn't exactly walk on a leash, but it allows me to take him outside for short periods of time and I think he likes that. Watched some Law & Order, a dog show, and apparently too much History Channel. Tomorrow promises to be very similar, with the added...schedule...of having to sit through a rehearsal for a dance show to support one of my interns. Then class on Monday, the rest of this week half days in the office, and starting rehearsals next week. I can't wait to get rehearsals started! Someone remind me I said that when I start saying that I'm working too much.

I might frog the Snowdrop Shawl - it's just not workin for me anymore. I have no desire to work any farther on it and don't want to waste the yarn. I'm thinking a Leda's Dream or Scherazade (sp??) stole instead. Maybe. Oh, and I went to do a toe up heel flap and gusset (again) on Stripey Socks and started increasing every other row instead of every row, so I now have to frog the heel and start again. What is it with me and these silly toe up heels?? Mom got her socks the other day and said she loves them but they are a little too small. I'm hoping some cold water and stretching will block them out a little bigger. I'll make her another pair that's sized for my feet.

I hope, in five years, I'm not still where I am now. In my life, I mean, not necessarily physical location. There's a lot I still want to get done!

1 comment:

AR said...

I just love the look of that sweater. Great colors you've chosen.
Digging for the truth marathon on the History channel? That's what we did all yesterday. Hehehe