Not quite as momentous an event as our team winning the AFC playoffs, but with all the football watching, I finally joined the sleeves to the yoke yesterday.
This has not been using nearly as much yarn as I though it would. To begin with, I had three skeins of 400 yards each. To date, one skein is gone, the second is about 2/3 gone and I have not even touched the third. The hems are left to be done, but they will only be about 3" each (2" plain knitting then a 1" knitted/sewn hem with a contrasting stripe thrown in on the sleeves and contrasting facing on the waist hem) so I think I should have plenty. I'm toying with the idea of a picot edge on the hem to mix it up a little, but I'm not sure it goes with the design of the sweater. Once I start decreasing and doing the colorwork, I know this one will fly off the needles.
Stalking knit objects we see on the street for knitters is like finding a rare bird for Ornithologists. Thrilling. Exciting. The unknown. Leaving the gym last week, I spotted these in the car parked next to me.
Later last week, my encounter in the parking lot of the gym was not so favorable. I came out to find that someone (guessing the big white box truck that was parked beside me when I pulled in, but not there when I left) knocked off my passenger side mirror! It was just dangling there by the wire. My new vehicle! So, I shelled out the $200 for a new mirror. Knowing it was a power mirror, I wasn't sure if I could do it myself. I'm pretty mechanically inclined, but there are some things I just don't want to mess with. I asked at the dealership when I picked up the mirror and he said it should be relatively easy. He printed me out a schematic just in case. Saturday afternoon when I went to install it I made sure I had plenty of time and tons of tools on hand. Turns out it was 3 screws and a jack to plug in for the power. Real hard. I had literally started and finished before my sister was out of the shower. Those are the kind of repairs I like!
Signs of spring are starting to show up in the mailbox.
Colorful carrots and crazy Cauliflower, yummy tomatoes, things I never thought I could grow, and unusual varieties. This is going to take a while!