Yesterday I finished the right front piece of the buttercup shrug. I spent 15 minutes agonizing over whether the right side was the right side when I had the shrug on or when I was looking at it. Have you ever had moments like this that make you feel sort of inadequate? Well, I do. A LOT! The other thing that I pondered for quite some time was the fact that the pattern writer had 2 rows of short row shaping. When you are knitting with a size 6 needle that isn't a heck of a lot of variation between the two sides. I still haven't figured that out yet, but I am hoping once I try it on that it becomes more apparent. The moment of truth was the 3 needle bind off which I have not attempted in quite some time. I think it is just awkward, sort of like the first time you knit with dps, if you know what I mean? It looks ok, just it is a clunky process and I guess that is why I don't like it, since it doesn't feel rhythmic and smooth. Enough whining about attachment methods.
Took a walk with hub and the boy thru Van Raalte Farm tonight. It was pretty muddy yet, but very beautiful.
Its a peaceful place to walk and enjoy nature only a few minutes from home.