I’m running a little behind this week. Hubbo was off work Monday…so Tuesday felt like Monday…but now it’s Wednesday…I’m a little thrown off. So let’s catch up…
Friday night me and Hubbo were able to have a kid free night and ride his
motorcycle Harley Davidson to our home group. I’m actually a nervous nelly and riding the motorcyle is always a bit nerve racking, but it’s also very fun to hug my man tight and arrive in style! So all in all it was very nice!
Saturday night I started a swatch/sleeve for the Dollar and a Half Cardigan. Note to self: Do not rush to conclusions on pattern errors at midnight, just go to bed! My difficulty began at row 1. Yuck! The stitch repeat of 3+1 was not adding up with my 51 sleeve stitches. I kept trying, counting, fiddling, etc. Then I started googling and didn’t come up with much. But I did find Veronik Avery’s blog, so I left a comment insisting error. D’oh! Opps , I neglected the pattern notes regarding the two selvedge stitches. THEY ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE STITCH PATTERNS! Sorry, I was yelling at me-not you. Fortunately Veronik was very nice and helpful, THANK YOU Veronik! But now, given my history, I’m having difficulty selecting a size.
So while I’m deciding on size, I thought I’d go ahead and start on a requested hat for the Hubbo. I don’t know about you guys, but I have no lack of requests when it comes to knits, he’s got a list! I know he really likes the idea of CUSTOM knits, but I also know (cause he tells me) that he’s proud of me and wants to show off! So I can’t refuse the guy, blame love.
It’s taken some knitty math, lots of charting, knitting and frogging, and finding the perfect colors, but by george I think I’ve got it! Now I just gotta finish it. It’s not very portable at the moment so I’ve also casted on some comfort socks.
In other news: We were planning on going out to Texas this summer to visit Hubbos family (that he hasn’t seen in 20 years!) . But instead, we are going NEXT WEEK! His Great Grandma is turning 100! A surpise party has been planned and we don’t want to miss it. (Although I’m not sure a surprise party for a 100 yo is wise) So I’ve got lots to do. You don’t fly to another state for a few days with 3 children with out lots of planning!
p.s. thanks again for the sweet comments on Green Gable!