Saturday, February 25, 2012


I was feeling like I was in the monotony of no progress on the beach house pullover and in reality, I wasn't making much progress because I wasn't doing much knitting. Funny how that works (or doesn't). Today I sat down and just started plugging away at it. I think I was sick of all of the counting that goes along with neck and arm shaping at the same time as the cable pattern. I am feeling a desperate need for stockinette or even garter stitch (yikes). I tried the sweater on today again and I think that is what finally got me out of my funk, it looks really good (so far). I can't wait for it to be done though. I have a gift certificate to Lizzie Ann's that is burning a hole in my wallet, but I am forcing myself to finish this project first. I am concerned if I don't that it will end up in the UFO pile, never to be completed. I just need to keep reminding myself, good things are never quick and easy.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hind Site is Always 20 20

I have finally made it to the neck on the beach house sweater. Finally. My interest is waning. I want to knit something else. I want to design something new and different. It isn't so much that I am bored with the sweater as I just want it finished. The only way it will get finished is if I knuckle down and just do it. Its killing me, I tell ya, it really is. It doesn't help that I just downloaded 2 new books for my e reader. It also doesn't help that this sweater is not good for travel knitting. I went to Wisconsin this week and it would have been a great time to get some knitting in, but alas, the sweater was 2" below the neck shaping and I knew it would be difficult to handle neck shaping on a plane. In hind site, I should have gotten my sock yarn ready and started on the other baby cable sock. Hind site is always 20 20.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Slow Going

This past weekend we traveled to my mother in laws to celebrate her birthday. She turned 89 on Friday, how awesome is that? The forecast was for some snow but when you live in Holland MI, that doesn't mean too much in the month of February. It ALWAYS snows in February. Hub asked if I thought we should go and I peeked out the window, there was less than 3" of snow out there so I said yes and we packed up Blue Betty and hit the road. WOW, it was so icy, we had barely gotten onto the highway and there were half a dozen cars in the ditch or median. Needless to say, it was a very stressful drive. I wasn't even driving and I was stressed out, which didn't help hub. He finally told me to play a game on my phone to keep me occupied since I just could not knit. I got to level 6 on word mole....once we got to his mom's house (5 hours later) I did quite a bit of knitting, but boy if it doesn't take forever to do this pattern. I am hoping I don't lose interest in this sweater and it becomes a member of the WIP family.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Doing This, Not This

We celebrated January and February birthdays at my house this weekend. So we had a lot of this

And some of this as well

And saw some of this

And enjoyed some of this

So I haven't done much of this