This is why I have not been posting lately.
Actually this picture is from late January, but it might as well have been taken this morning.
I am in serious denial. I am refusing to spend any unnecessary time out of doors until this ridiculousness stops. I mean, please. -15º when I went out for my run this morning? Not cool. Bloody cold, actually.
I have been knitting, but am still unable to post one item due to secrecy. And I’ve been avoiding publicizing the other WIP because I’m feeling a little anxious about it.
That would be the orange sweater, which would appear to be coming along nicely despite a mistake in the cable pattern which I thought I had fixed (oh the joys of going back 12 rows of cable and trying to redo it…) but on re-inspection I think that an extra 2 rows snuck in without my noticing… However there’s no way I’m redoing it again so we’ll all just have to live with it.
Here, see if you can spot the extra rows.
Beyond that, I am in some fear that I don’t have enough yarn left to give the thing even short sleeves. I’d like to at least get over the shoulders and an inch or so down the arm so they don’t look like cap sleeves, but it might not be possible. My remaining yarn is one large ball and a bunch of little ones, and I have no idea how much more I need. You would think that having once been an entire long-sleeved, baggy sweater the yarn would yield at least short sleeves, but my tension is so much higher that I’m using way more yarn per square inch and it’s looking unlikely.
I may end up having to get really creative, like with some kind of lace stitch on the sleeves that won’t use much yarn, but I think that would look stupid. Using a different yarn to finish the sleeves bears a very small chance of success but since there’s zero chance of finding the same yarn I may end up resorting to that. Ooh, how about a broad stripe of a different yarn and then finish off with orange ribbing? Now that might work!
Of course, you know what this means, right? A trip to the yarn store 🙂 Yup, that looks like what I’ll have to do! But I’ll be waiting for it to warm up because, dudes, even though it’s not really all that cold out? It’s too cold for March.