Yarn Along–on to the next

 

The Raindrop Cardigan is finished. I really am excited about it, but my keyboard is flatly refusing to acknowledge the existence of the ‘shift’ key so I can’t type exclamation marks. I am also relying on caps lock to help me with capitals so I don’t come across like a teenage texter. Capitals. Punctuation. They are beautiful things. I miss my exclamation point.

Anyway, I officially finished the sweater en route to my parents’ house, then wore it a few days later for our day in St. Louis. Since I am the usual person behind the lens, I asked Haus Meister to get a shot of me and the sweater.  I asked him to do this one-handed in the observation area of the St. Louis Arch, which probably wasn’t the best place and time but hey, I wanted to show I made it up there. Exclamation point.  Smiley. Wow–we take the shift key for granted, let me tell you. I can’t even make a smiley face.

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I did a different edging to the cardigan than the pattern called for, and maybe if  I do this again I will try and just crochet the edging. Amazingly, I have never learned to do more than finger crochet, which is probably why I modified the edging in the first place. I did very much enjoy this pattern and I hope I get a better image to show you later. Also, don’t think it will take anyone as long to knit this as I did–I went a week without knitting now and then, if you remember.

But I don’t like being without something on the needles so no sooner had I cast off the last of the Raindrop Cardigan than I had picked up what I had started of my first Jane Austen Knits project. This is a lesson in reading instructions, mainly because I vaguely recalled I would need stitch markers as I packed the bags, but neglected to see how many.

Necessity is the mother of Invention.

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In this horrible glare of hotel room lamplight you might be able to discern that when I realized I had brought about 8 less stitch markers than required, I raided the girlies’ hairband stash. They won’t miss those colors until Fall, and by then I want to be on something else. I have plans. Big ones.

Last month I splurged and treated myself to a new knitting book.

Whee…. exclamation point x 5. It is rare that I find a pattern book that I could honestly use at least half of the patterns–and this is one of them. I am so excited. So I was a good girl and refrained from begging Haus Meister for another trip to the Knitorious yarn shop while in St. Louis because I need to use up a good shelf of the yarn in my cabinet first, and this book will help me do it.

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One thought on “Yarn Along–on to the next

  1. My heart is breaking for you! How does one live without a shift key?!?! I use far too many exclamation points for my own good. I probably need an exclamation point intervention. How wonderful your cardigan looks! I’m going to have to get my hands on that knitting book and see if it’s something I would use. I love those type knitting books!

    Adding some !!!!!! for you 😉

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