Monday, October 26, 2009

Sheer Sandwater Bliss

At long last -- well, all of two months' last, at least -- I have begun the final project from this year's Knit From Your Shelf Trek. The yarn has been sitting under my chair, waiting for my knitting queue to empty, and at long last...

It emptied.

Almost. I still have one buttonhole band to knit, but the buttons are getting shipped from CA today, so I obviously can't do anything with that.

And I don't want to work on a leftover blanket for two days straight.

And I just *had* to start a traveling project, but that doesn't count as a project to work on while I'm at home.

So yesterday, I cast on 312 stitches and began knitting. It'll be a rather large gauge swatch if I've miscalculated my needle size.

And this is our Fall Break week. A break week, a new sweater on the needles, and a corn stove. What more could one want? (Corn, actually. The fields are too wet unto the harvest. Dry out, ye!)


Pensguys said...

Ooooo!!! I week off....a week of knitting!!! I can not WAIT for Thanksgiving week to get here!! I'll have a few days here and then a several days at my MILs house with nothing to do but knit and go for a run, then knit some more!!! Only thing I miss when I'm there are my cats and my bed!

Shan said...

I love your last ellipsis there.

I am taking lots of time off school lately, trying to resist the urge to get through material just for the sake of checking it off. Yesterday we spent the (very rainy) day puttering around the kitchen, rolling sugar cookies and shaking coloured sugar over royal was nice. I sometimes forget that homeschooling is as much about relationships as it is about academics. (Maybe more?)

Pensguys said...

I'm crying out for help. :)

Can you email me?