I dragged myself back to work today, whining all the while. After five days of being a lady of leisure and hanging out with good friends, it was not fun. There — don’t you feel sorry for me?
I am this close to finishing the Daily Sweater. If I had worked on it a bit more yesterday, it would be done now, but I was not in the mood. I spent a good part of the day playing with Lucy.
But here is the Daily Sweater, and tomorrow you will see it as a finished object. I’ve got half a cuff left to knit.
It seems like a few of you wanted this book, huh?
A number of you asked why I was giving it away. Well, I did consider keeping it for myself because it is a very nice book. But I am drowning in knitting books. I buy a lot of knitting books. And I am fortunate enough to be on the list to receive review copies of books from Potter Craft, and I take advantage of that. Most of those books I pass on to someone else. Because they were free to me, it seems like the right thing to do. Yes, I know I kept the Mason-Dixon Knitting book. Shhhhhh! you can’t have a rule without exceptions, right?
I was tempted to keep the Leapman book because it is a very nice book indeed, and full of stuff that I could see myself making at some point. But my rule of thumb is — is there something in there you want to cast on tomorrow? No? Then pass it on. I have approximately eleventy-billion cabled knits that I have made over the years, and I haven’t worn any of them for at least 3 or 4 years, given my internal thermostat issues. Since the focus of my knitting is elsewhere these days, I’d rather the book go to someone who might use and enjoy it now, rather than have it sit on my shelf for possibly years before I pull it down again.
Oh, here is the cabled skirt:
Okay, so on to picking a winner.
Over 600 comments! Wow! The random number generator chose comment #290, and that was Tiny Tyrant. Ms. Tyrant, I’ve emailed you.
Thank you to everyone else who commented. I didn’t have time to respond to the comments individually, of course, but I read all of your comments and appreciate them all. It’s fun to meet “new” readers this way!
Tune in tomorrow, kids, for the completed Daily Sweater and for a sneak peak at my next project. For now, here is a shot of Ms. Lucy that shows off her pretty blue eyes.