A quick hello and Rowena update.
But first of all: Roger Federer . . . watch this:
My blågrå Rowena cardigan is heading into the thrilling Finishing phase. I bound off the last sleeve late last night, delirious, wondering what I had just done. Let’s just say that the US Open makes for prime knitting. Except for when you throw your needles in the air in abject delight.
I took The Big Piece of the sweater off the blocking board, which never fails to be one of those knitterly moments of High Satisfaction.
The redemptive power of blocking. This yarn swole up and smiled such a sigh of relief when I gave it a bath. Really great.
Next: the attaching of the raglan sleeves, a ruched collar extravaganza, and a button band pickup. It doesn’t get much better than this.