Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Time to Return to the Sweater?

Ta-da!  Julia is finished!  I like it, and think it will be a nice addition to the wardrobe for cooler weather.  I -alonged this with Stacey, but I think she might have abandoned hers for now.  I understand, because I needed to take some breaks, too.  Thank you for bringing this pattern to my attention and inviting me to knit it with you, Stacey.  

Now that it is done, I need to decide what gets my attention next.  I could return to my socks.  The roller coaster that was May caused me to have something of a gauge issue, and I need to rip back, but I'm not really feeling it.  If I didn't already have the first sock finished, I'd just frog the whole mess and forget about it.  
I could focus (no pun intended) on getting to know my new camera.  It is a hand-me-down from my brother, and there is a lot to learn.  I have had it for a little over one week, and I have been reading, but this is definitely going to be a process for me.  I joked that this nicer camera would mean that my photos would magically become better, but like so many other things in life, it will take time and effort.  The time, I have.  I can put in the work, too, but we are still rather worn out from everything.  

So, that leaves the sweater.  The big brown blob waiting for its turn.  The big brown blob getting close (well, it was for a while) for me to decide whether I want to keep the reverse stockinette hem, or opt for something different.  I recall that I was thinking garter stitch, but I don't remember why.  What I do remember is that I wanted to have this sweater finished this summer if possible.  So, I guess that makes the decision for me.  Besides, it's too hot to do anything else besides stay inside--it's sweatering time.  If you have any input on the sweater, please chime in with your opinions.  I only have about ten more rows before it is decision time.  (ETA: the sweater is Featherweight Wrap to Knit)  
Of course, I did pre-order this book and am already enjoying it, so we'll just see what happens.  As you can see, I've already knit a dolphin and a crab.  I love this book, and these cute little creations are perfect for taking a break from those long sweater rows and all the brown.