Its done. I ended up ripping out the neck with the braid and redid it with a turtleneck. The good news is the neck is now wearable without looking silly, the bad news is the sweater is so huge it looks silly (although this picture isn’t too bad). Its a pregnancy sweater for someone who’s caring triplets, at least. And its turning everything I touch blue. My chair at work is blue. My pants are blue. And there are bits of blue fuzz floating around the office. Oh and its HOT! Very, very hot. Its about 3 degrees outside, I think if I went outside and stood in the cold that I may stop sweating. Maybe. I think I may have to shrink it carefully in order to make it more wearable. But its done, I’ll put it in a big plastic bag tonight, as if I don’t it’ll get blue on everything, and I’ll figure out my next step. Do I just love it because its oversized and huge and hot, or do I try to gently felt it enough to make it less huge, it’ll still be hot, but I can handle one of the two problems with it.
Next up, well I’m really not sure. Definitely not a sweater. I’m knitting a pair of mittens at the office at lunch. But as for a knitting at home project, I’m a tad stumped. I think I’m going to start my mom’s tablecloth and I may also start a big huge wool shawl to wear as a coat, since I hate wearing actual coats. I really have no inclination as to what my brain really wants to do, which is a first. I guess I’ll figure it out. I do kinda feel like knitting a lace-weight shawl, but I really rarely wear them and I already have quite a few. Decisions decisions.
Norman leaves in 3 weeks. FEbruary 26, we say good-bye to the big guy, well at least adieu. As since he’s going to live with my brother I hope I’ll see him again someday. Who knows I may just have to take a trip to Virginia this year to see him. Who cares about seeing my brother, its about Norman.