Sometime between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM...
So, what's a Pink Lemon to do when faced with a day of waiting and watching people hook stuff up? I started a new sweater. Above you see the back of Order and Chaos from Fionna Ellis' Inspired Cable Knits. I'm knitting it in KnitPicks Sierra (wool/alpaca) in the Mist colorway (yeah, I'm knitting with Sierra Mist). I'm doing the smallest size, which is 42 inches around. If you don't have this book, Order and Chaos is an oversized cardigan with cables inspired by treebark. For the last 3 or 4 winters, I have thrown on this huge grey hoodie that Mickael bought for himself when he got cold on a trip (its XXL- yeah - its really flattering). Anyway, I pretty much spend all winter in it running around the house trying to stay warm. So I realized that while it keeps me warm, I look pretty terrible in it. I like the color, grey is a good color for me and it goes with everything, and when I saw this sweater, I realized that this could be what keeps me warm now! Obviously, its going to need a good blocking, but I don't think that will be a problem. Its pulling itself in because its acting more like ribbing than cables right now, but it smoothes out to the correct measurements very easily. I'm about halfway done with the back at this point (yes, it knits up fast) so who knows, maybe next week you'll see a finished back.
On a slightly different topic, but still fibery, remember last week when I was finishing up Scheherazade and I said I wouldn't blog until I finished unless something really, really blogworthy happened? Well it did, and it turned out, I had too much forward momentum with Scheherazade to stop. My mom sent me some new tape measures and here they are. At the top left is a sewing one with spools of thread, needles and pin cushions. The tape pull is a spool of thread. Next to it is a tea one with tea pots and tea cups and a tea pot tape pull. Then at the bottom is the new Lantern Moon Bumble Bee. The stinger is the pull for that one. Oh, and you know how they put one black sheep in each bag of sheep tape measures? Apparently, there is one Queen Bee in each bag of bee tape measures. Mom got that one and kept it for herself.
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