To Whom It May Concern,
I do solemnly swear that next weekend (that would be Memorial Day weekend, a-three-day-weekend-but I’m-taking Friday-off-so it-is-a-four-day-weekend-for-me) I will clean my home. Honest.
Yeah, you know it’s really bad when even I am bothered by the clutter and crap present in my home. I could blame the Inishmore Challenge for my lack of interest in housework, but what’s my excuse for the weeks previous to that?
Lately all I do is run the dishwasher, do laundry, and wipe the lime juice off the kitchen counter.
So, I am optimistically expecting to have completed Inishmore before next weekend, so I shall devote some time to actually cleaning and putting stuff away.
Yeah, that’s what I say now.
Question in the comments from Leisel:
Question about the sleeve… is the center diamond pattern only done 1/2, rather than full width? That seems a little odd… it looks a little unbalanced.
The center pattern of the sleeve is a half diamond. The two sleeves are different — the half diamonds on the sleeves mirror each other. The left sleeve has the half diamond that’s on the left side of the front of the sweater, and the right sleeve has the half diamond that’s on the right side of the front of the sweater.
You may have noticed that that cables on either side of the central sleeve motif differ from the body. The body features a staghorn cable in-between the two twisty stitch cables. The sleeves have half a staghorn cable. And the half staghorn cables on each side of the center motif mirror each other.
I do so love me a well-thought-out aran design!
Here’s my progress since Thursday.
The back looks narrower than the front because I'[ve got all the back neck stitches smooshed onto a holder.
Here is L-B’s progress on the back — late Wednesday/early Thursday:
And a close-up of the back:
She’s made a lot of progress since then — I know she has finished the back.
A Treat From L-B
L-B very kindly had some of her slides from her days in the Aran Isles made into digital pix. You can view a selection of them here.
Sigh. I wish I were there. Right now, please.
Lucy is happy where she is.