Dear Kay, Spookiest happening around here last night was the wind, which was fierce and blowy and not all that fun, really. Three trees went to the great chipper in the sky: amazing how dead they can be while appearing undead. ZOMBIE TREES! I'm back to the Knit Your Life sweater that has been marinating since May. The sleeves are almost done. The sleeve cables want to twist and tangle a lot more than the cables on the body. Maybe it's because I am often watching Homeland while I do this, which is not really a great idea because the tendency is to twist when watching Homeland anyway. There's a lot of anxiety in the air. If you aren't watching Homeland, well, I feel sorry for you because it's on the longest slow burn possible. Characters are dangling in the worst limbo: excellent! Here’s the back. There was a dreadful moment recently where I had knit more than half of the second sleeve before realizing I had the sleeve shaping BACKWARDS. I had decreased when I should have INCREASED. Sixteen stitches out of whack, which had made the sleeve skinny and unfixably wrong. My Homeland watching was to blame. I hadn't even noticed. In fact, I unraveled that sleeve while—NO SPOILERS. I can't even say what I was watching, but it was set in the bleakest building in the world. WOW. I've left the bottom stitches on a holder because I really don't know what will happen when this thing is blocked--will I want more or less of this? Love, Ann
November 1, 2013
Watching Homeland while knitting is a terrible idea. Just terrible.