Friday, February 1, 2008
The difference a day makes
I'm posting ahead of schedule because I need to share my excitement over knitting the sleeves for my sweater. I lucked out and got gauge with the recommended needles so I didn't have to rip anything out and with this thick yarn and loose gauge the work is just flying off the needles. If I can keep up this pace I might have a whole sweater by the end of the weekend or early next week.
I love the challenge of knitting that I get with fancy lace and complex colour work but I also like simple stocking-net that can be knit without much thought or attention. I really love being able to knit things to wear be they socks or sweaters. There is something exhilarating about trying on a sleeve and knowing that it will soon become clothing.
While I'm on the topic of knit sweaters I thought I'd share the following. Today I was wearing my green sweater that I put wooden buttons on to keep the pockets closed. I'm not sure if I've mentioned it on the blog or not but my grey cat thinks the wooden buttons are like cat nip. I have to dry and store this sweater up out of her reach otherwise she rolls on it and chews the buttons. Today she hoped up onto my lap and started her button love even though the sweater was being worn.
She sniffed it,
and rubbed her face on it,
and even chewed on it.
I like these buttons enough that I don't want to change them, but I think I have shortened the lifespan of the sweater because of them.