Yep, we survived Monday. I didn’t think it was possible.
Here’s an update photo of Fulmar:
This is the back. The front is done. On the back I’ve got five out of eight pattern repeats done.
This is taking forever. I’m bored with it, so don’t knit on it as much as I ought to. I’ve got another project to work on at the same time — a design for Knitty. Not for the December issue of Knitty, mind, as that’s about ready to pop. But a future issue.
So Fulmar is a big yawner right now. I’m just not in “the zone.” You know what I mean? The enthusiasm, the drive to get it done. I knit a couple of rows and get tired. And then I feel guilty for not working on it more. And then I feel guilty for not knitting on the Knitty design more. I’m just not emotionally equipped to work on two sweaters at once! I think (hope) that once I’ve got the back done and can get going on the sleeves it’ll not be quite so painful.
Maybe I’m just tired. Period.
Let’s look at some old knitted crap, shall we?
This is a cute little tam I made a long time ago. It’s knitted from Jamieson & Smith shetland jumperweight wool. As it happens, it’s knitted from the leftovers from the old sweater pictured in my blog on November 6. The pattern is in the wonderful Homespun Handknit, a book I highly recommend for small projects. Here’s the other side of the tam:
Knit it in the round, dampen it, stretch it over a dinner plate, and let it dry.
I’ve never worn this. I rarely wear any hat. I’m not a hat person.
Here is my little angel, Isolde.
Doesn’t she look contented? Little does she know that she’s going to the v – e – t this afternoon for her annual check-up and shots.
I’ll be spending the evening apologizing to her.