Gigantic, loud, window-pane rattling sneezing is a paternal gene component of me. When Baba sneezed, we ran for cover–when I sneeze, the dogs jolt up from deep slumber, the walls shake and shiver, and hot ginger tea comes up from the flat on the lower floor.
Before I dissolve into a puddle of sneezy material, I have to share a knitting success with you all. FINALLY, after repeated stories of sweaters which became too large ( usual issue), too boring, too dull, too whatever, I have finally completed this cardigan, woven in ends, sewn buttons and it fits my daughter perfectly!
I had planned to block and finish the project first, but the sneezes tell me that its going to be a delayed venture. Grey skies, cloudy mists and constant drizzle just add their bit to discouraging all procedures related to cold water and dipping hands into soap.
I had started swatching and knitting 4 months ago, when summer made it hard to handle wool.
The pattern,Flippant Cardigan, from Knitty.com, was an excellent set of instructions. I just had to keep track of the decreases while knitting the sleeves, and this tip saved me every time.
The yarn, a lace-weight acrylic yarn ordered years ago from ponycraftstore.com, and not in stock anymore, had been sitting in my stash for many years. I held two strands together for knitting this cardigan, and had to watch my knitting closely, to avoid dropping a strand of yarn.It was not comfort knitting, but it sure was gratifying knitting!
I was looking forward to clearing this yarn completely from my stash, but hey, look at the remnants…2 large yarn cakes and some more…enough for a triangular shawl or cowl, maybe? It will have to wait for a year or two. I am not knitting that thin yarn for some time.
I am, however, working on saving knitting and crochet projects, yarn balls, fly swatters, blankets, shoes and everything else in-between, from Luchi, our personal hell-hound. Watch her in action….
And while she takes the house apart, I shall drink the ginger tea which has arrived from my concerned neighbour. She will drop in later to check if I need some Vicks rubbing ( the de-facto method of handling colds in the hills), or some dinner, or anything else.
I live alone, with the two dogs, but I am surrounded by concern and care. Atishooo!