Monday, January 19, 2009

The yoke is on me

My strategy of knitting a larger size with smaller needles for the February Lady sweater appears to be working. The yoke is done and it appears to fit okay over my shoulders and across the front. I had to add an inch to the bottom, below the eyelet row, to get the armpits even close to meeting. Me and my Hulk shoulders.

I have been knitting the February Lady on 29" circs, which has become very crowded. It seemed like a good time to switch needles, so I made plans to purchase something longer today. But alas, both the LYS's are closed on Mondays, even holiday Mondays when all the other stores are having holiday sales. (At least, I assumed they were closed. Their regular hours exclude Mondays and there was nothing on either of their web sites to indicate they might be open today and I wasn't about to drive all over making sure.)

Ennyway. I considered stopping at Joann's, even though they probably do not have any circs longer than 29", because I also wanted to purchase some muslin, but it is always such a mob scene there during holiday sales. Instead, I went to Hancock Fabrics, which was also having a sale but was much more sane. They did not have circs longer than 29" either, but they did have muslin AND the Lion Brand yarns were on sale. In general, I am not a fan of Lion Brand unless I am looking for something cheap inexpensive. I kept picking up and putting down Lion Cotton, until I finally convinced myself that I have plenty at home. But I don't have any organic cotton. Three skeins of Nature's Choice in "Walnut" followed me out the door, which should be enough for the Baby Soft Cardigan in The Knitter's Book of Yarn.

Never mind that the gift drawer currently contains one baby sweater, one baby kimono, and four baby blankets. Where are all the babies?!?

1 comment:

Toni said...

I know! I always get nervous when there's a lull in babies among my friends, as it usually means that there is shortly to be a positive EXPLOSION! I'd keep knitting. When it rains, it pours.....