Well, here I am, still waiting, still big and round. Here's how I looked a couple of days ago:
(though, to be honest, I haven't been looking quite so cheerful the last couple of days)
I've dropped some more, can you tell?
Between not being comfortable sitting to spin (extra weight in front strains my back), insomnia, and the comforts of sitting with an electric heating pad against my back, I've done a lot of knitting:
- Summer Anklets are done
- Trellis is done
- And now, the knitting on my Silk Garden Lite Clapotis is also done!
I knit a little more than half over the weekend. The final corner looked like this:
and I decided I wasn't crazy about so much grey and mustard, too dark. So I frogged back to the purple/grey and then worked some magic:
Less than a yard of the turquoise to spare. The back? Looks like this:
I got a little sloppy re-knitting the corner, I forgot to drop one of the stitches:
You know I didn't frog back, right? You know I opted to cut and graft?
I took a closely matching length of yarn (has more mustard in it, which you can see below), duplicate stitched for about 7 stitches, cut the original yarn, and re-threaded the original to drop the stitch it should have dropped. Worked! And so much less painful than the last time I grafted.
Bring it on! I started a pair of plain socks with the Artyarns Supermerino I recently bought, and am tackling another UFO -- Ribby Cardi, started and stopped last October. My WIP count is down to 18; if I wash and block Clapotis, I'll be down to 17. If I ever get in the mood to sew again, finishing Fish Bag will bring me down to 16! I'm unstoppable!!! After Ribby Cardi, I've got another UFO lined up to knock out. Go ahead, Knitting Gods, smite me down! Send me into labor to teach me a lesson!