A new knit has begun here at tentenknits – the fabulous Tangled Yoke.
Now, at first I wasn’t in love with this sweater – yes yes I realize there’s Lots of love for this sweater on the internets and especially Ravelry but it just didn’t wow me. Even when I joined a little KAL over at Patricia’s I still wasn’t getting excited. I even saw that Nonnahs casted on but still felt the same way she did about not really feeling the "gotta knit it now" feeling we all know too well. All this and yet… nothing…
It wasn’t until I actually put the yarn on those needles and started to knit that things dramatically changed. Now, I’m just putting the car into 5th and taking it on the open road doing 90 hoping that I don’t get caught speeding.
Perhaps it was getting gauge with 5s or the truly soft wonderfulness of the Felted Tweed, but something has been ignited in me to try to knit up this sweater in ludacrious speed. Of course we realize that due to my work schedule this just is not possible but this 3 day weekend has certainly given me a good head start. I’m already past the garter stitch rib (which I had a little prob with the decreasing – anyone else? that whole "knit dec row every 8th row one time?? it didn’t add up to me) and am working the stockinette – which instead of being really boring for me is a nice mental break from the other craziness of my life right now.
I also had a nice car ride to Boston to work on this as well. My boyfriend and I took an overnight trip there on Saturday to visit a few friends and his sister and her husband (HI Beth and Peter!). We enjoyed a quiet day and night of indulging in a new TV, some Newcastle beer, a few somewhat raw cinnabons, watching Ghostbusters 2, and a really funny episode of SnL. (Who saw that Rolf and the Swedish Chef sketch!?)
Today, I am taking my fabulous school holiday to knit some more while straightening up my apartment for what I hope will be a fun night of watching the Yanks get one more over the Indians… sans Bugs. (Geee-ross)
I’m also trying to finish Juliet since I think it’s pretty rediculous on my part that I can’t quite sew a button and add some ribbon to it. But here’s a sneak peek for those waiting still…
I am just hoping the weather around here will cooperate so that I can actually wear it. I mean 80 degrees in October? A knitter could get real lonely in this weather… but yet another thing to wish for on them candles – oh yes there’s going to be a little Ten-Ten celebration soon.
ps. bloglines it would be nice if you can update my link so that people can actually read this if they wanted to!! : ( Hi! I am here!