Remember the last frantic post about all that knitting I had planned and ready to start immediately?
Well, until today, I have knitted exactly 7 rows of my Harumi cardigan since then. That's it.
First was the issue that my A Fine Fleece: Knitting with Handspun Yarns
book with the Flyingdales pattern in it did not arrive on Friday. Or Saturday. Or Monday. I guess I got a little excited, ignoring that the shipping information that said it would be delivered between March 8 and March 25. That's crazy, but I figured since it was coming from Pennsylvania, it would get here by March 8.
Then there was the issue that I realized the cover pattern for the other book I bought....
Heather Hoodie Vest with it and have only worn it once because I roasted it in. And it's only a VEST. No sleeves. So I have to find a bulky yarn that is a little loftier/less dense and not a wool/mohair blend. Ugh. I was trying to use my stash!
Ooh wait! I did make some progress on my Meadowlark.
And I only got 7 rows of my Harumi cardigan (mentioned above) done because of all the ridiculous/confusing/ complicated instructions involving adding repeats when you've increased a certain number if stitches. There are two different pattern repeats to keep track of, and 5 sections across the row, and some of these changes take place on the right side and some on the wrong side, and not on the same row. Oh! My brain just kept getting cramped and I may need a spreadsheet.
Needless to say, I was feeling very unproductive on a weekend that I had time to be productive. But then.... today came. Good 'ol Tuesday. A good recovery-after-a-Monday-day. Today, my book came! So, tonight I will cast on for my Flyingdales.
And today, during naptime, I worked on my afghan square.
And soon, but not today, I will get the hang of the Harumi pattern and get that unfinished thing done in time to wear it for spring. I hope. It's cotton, so maybe on a cool summer night too....that would give me some extra time.
So, Houston, we're back on track. Next post: a book review and two little easy as pie (but they aren't pie) recipes!