An ah ha moment…

Old Business…the Baby and Bears Sweater is finished with the knitting part…finished with the grafting part…not finished with the weaving in of ends part…perhaps tomorrow or this weekend.  The Trekking Natura sock continues…1st cuff almost done…

New Business…I have a love hate relationship with lace…I’ve done some lace work…loved some of it, hated some of it…have to be in the right mood I thought.  I have a skein of alpaca/silk laceweight in the Happy Dance colorway from KnitPicks that I just love the yarn and I just love the color…I have been off and on working on the Town and Country scarf from Jolene Treace’s Elizabeth 1 scarf set…never really felling the love…but I’ve done a lot of work on it lately for some reason…finally got the pattern down, etc.  Then it hit me…WHAM…I really don’t like knitting with LACEWEIGHT…all of the lace I have enjoyed has been on “fatter” yarns…I prefer a little more “body” to my knitting. Good thing there isn’t too much in my stash…two more scarves planned for my daughters then NO MORE!  Why does it take me so long to figure these things out?

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One step back…two steps forward…

Work continues on the Babies and Bears sweater…however, I noticed that the yarn had broken about two rows back…so I’ve been tinking (notice how close that is to stinking…)…and I found that there was a join in the yarn that hadn’t quite held…I noticed a tuft when I knit it but didn’t think anything of it at the time…sigh…next time INVESTIGATE!  Because I knew there was a break in the line, I did go back and put in a short lifeline on the stitches near the break so they wouldn’t ladder back while I was tinking…worked out very well.

At any rate…two and half rows tinked and reknit…now back to where I started, twelve rows from the end of the knitting…maybe by the weekend (of course it’s supposed to be in the 70s and 80s then…so my need for a nice heavy wool sweater might not be as great as it is when it is in the 40s…but we all know the 40s will come back…hopefully not until September though :>)).