I've had Caleb home from school Monday and Tuesday (which is why there was no blog yesterday), but he's feeling better and back with his buddies today. He was having severe allergies (allergies here in Texas are CRAZY this year) and got a virus on top of it which just knocked him flat. Wednesday is my afternoon to volunteer in his classroom so I can see how he's doing when I go in at lunchtime. Since we got to spend some time snuggled up watching movies while he was home, I was able to finish up the fronts of Cassidy! I did a 3 needle bind off on the shoulders to join them to the back and since I already had my blocking towels out, I went ahead and blocked the fronts and back. While those are drying, I will knit the sleeves and then while the sleeves are blocking I'll do the hood and front band, so everything will be ready to sew together at once. I'll probably do a steam blocking on the hood and front band just to save some time once it's all together.
It feels so good to see so much of this sweater blocking! I started this poor thing before Thanksgiving and of course the only motivation I have now to finish it (since it's far to warm to wear it now), is that I'll want it in the Fall. If I had any sense at all I'd knit warm, snuggly cardis in the Spring and Summer and work on lace and lightweight things in the Fall and Winter. At least then, I'd have things done in the season I could wear them. Oh well, I never claimed to have any sort of logic around here.