I was dozing off to sleep last night when I heard the sound of helicopters. I got up and looked out my window — traffic on the highway was at a standstill, at close to 11:00pm. I heard police sirens and more helicopters. So I knew the sniper had hit again.
Sure enough, another person had been shot and killed, this time very close to where I live. The police had shut down a number of major roads in an effort to catch the sniper.
So I laid awake last night, listening to sirens and helicopters. And I kept getting up to check the news online, hoping to see that the murderer had been caught. I finally fell asleep less than three hours before my alarm went off, but kept waking up. I’m tired.
But on to knitting.
Izzy was happy to stay snuggled on the couch yesterday — the weather’s turned a bit cooler.
She was a big help with the knitting, we got a lot done on the sleeve. Progress photo here.
The increases are coming along fine — I’m keeping track of them closely so have no problems incorporating them into the pattern.
As per usual, I’m not increasing at the frequency directed by the pattern. The pattern says to increase every fifth row — I’m doing it every fourth row. Why? My experience is that by the time I’m done with the increases, I’m pretty damned close to having the required length of the sleeve. I often like to shorten sleeves a little, so I like a bit of room to negotiate, as it were.