After a lengthy detour to knit Something Major and Secret in response to a 911 emergency knitting situation, I am blissfully back to work on my Relaxed Log Cabin. This sweater is a log cabin innovation/corruption/let’s just call it a modification, OK?—of one of my most-worn daily sweaters, Relax by Ririko.
I’m at the top of the front, where the armhole, shoulder and neck shaping are. It’s just miles of blissful reverse stockinette stitch, in my BFF of all-season yarns, Sylph. (Let’s review: Sylph is a thin strand of cashmere PLUS a thin strand of linen so naturally I adore it so passionately that it’s asked me to give it a little personal space.)
As I’ve been knitting along, I’ve felt a bizarre sense of urgency. MUST. FINISH. THIS.
Why? I think the message is coming from the sweater. The sweater knows we’re launching MDK Field Guide No. 6 tomorrow, and that therefore this may be its last chance to get finished before I cast on four new things and forget it ever existed. The sweater is afraid of going back into Porter Bin Purgatory, serving as an unfinished but highly decorative element in my “knitting studio”-themed decor.
So I’m picking it up and getting another row in, every chance I get, trying to squeeze a few more stitches out of the available minutes. Also, I could use this new, lightweight sweater. They say spring is coming! It might be true. I can’t tell anymore. Weather used to be different.
Fly, Early Birds, Fly!
It’s going to be Big Fun. The window for the early bird deal closes tomorrow, so if you think you might be able to join us, check it out.