Even though I kept telling myself it was late and that I should go to sleep, I was driven to finish stitching up the cardigan last night. Here are some pictures of the progression:
I thought about putting it on Lilbit this morning to see how it sat (’cause the shoulders look hunchback high), but I stitched it up as the pattern said I should. And I’m also concerned that if I let her wear it, I’d not be able to get it back to mail it to its intended target. I plan on knitting something for her next, whether it be this pattern again, or the next one in the book (which appears to be a shell-vest thing). All I know is that whatever I do, I need to practice the ‘proper’ way of doing increases — the yarn over method might be simple, but it leaves a bit of gapping that I don’t like. I found a video that seems to cover the giong into the back method, so I’ll knit up a few rows and see if I can get the hang of it.
Baby rabies are all over the place here in the UK — the Duchess of Cambridge is currently in labour, which means nothing is going to get done in the country today. *chuckles* I’m just relieved that it will finally be done and over with! I can’t claim to be a royalist or a republican, but as an American, I’ve always been charmed by the monarchy. I like the whole trappings and tradition, though I’ve never been one to desire to be a princess or the like. So while I have very few damns for a woman two days my senior having a baby specifically, it’s a big to-do ’cause it ties into that whole tradition thing, and it’s good to see it done and sorted. Or something.
I continue to speculate that I am undergoing a mixed episode now. It’s still hard to tell, ’cause it’s all lovely and muted and well… it doesn’t feel masked, just like the actual up and down has been constrained to a very narrow range. I am happily doing lots of things that I enjoy, finding solutions to problems that have stymied me for some time, and am generally satisfied with things. But I also find that I very much want to keep isolating — I’d rather stay home doing things I enjoy than deal with the wider world. But I also know that’s silly, and that if I make myself go to work and do things outside the house, they too will be enjoyable. Or maybe it’s just that my lazy ass wants to stay in the one air conditioned room I have access to during this heat wave, ha ha ha.
Anyhoos, I am going to go stare at my wool, and confab with the husband on what I should do project-wise. I hope everyone is having a good one, and staying cool