I’m knitting like crazy. I really am. But it’s killing me.
I’m almost finished with my first sleeve on my Damask Kauni. It’s so hard to finish something that I’m not going to wear. It’s destined to live here:
Oh, well. At least it has friends. But a sweater wants to be worn and cuddled. At least in my dining room it will be admired. I think when it’s done I’ll really enjoy just looking at it.
Hiding behind Kauni (besides the shawl from Helen) is the other project that I’m working on that I can’t wait to finish!!! It’s Cluaranach by Anne Hanson. I ordered the yarn and pattern a long time ago, and for some reason it’s been calling me. I started it and wasn’t thrilled because I had to knit in pattern on the back side instead of purling. I’m lazy. I like that break every other row. Then I discovered that it’s only patterned on the back for the first few repeats. Now I’m sailing.
I’m using the recommended yarn, Lanas Puras Melosa, and it’s heavenly. I’m almost finished with the first half. Here’s a rather uninspired photo of it.
I suppose I should unpack my suitcase. It’s been sitting there since Saturday night. And for some odd reason, my family thinks they should have dinner tonight. (Last night the kids that were home ate cereal. Hey, Nascar was on!)
Startitis has hit again too! I’m trying to drown it in Diet Coke, but it’s hard. Oh, and the quilting bug has surfaced after being gone for a very long time.
But first, I have to go be an adult for a few hours. Thanks for letting me whine about my Damask Kauni. I’m going to finish that thing if it kills me. Do you think anyone would notice if it only had one sleeve?