Why Mommie??!!?? WHY???
At the end of my last post, I really want to say why I choose to knit the Hourglass sweater as my Olympic project. Now that Allysa isn't trying to climb up me, I guess I will tell ya why! I've wanted to knit said sweater for, ohhh about a year or so? It just kept being shuffled down to the end of the "must knit list". You see just reading the pattern baffled me. For some unknown stupid reasons I'm sure, I wasn't understanding the pattern, and where the pattern corrections fit in. I guess I've been using patterns that really hold your hand through the whole process. You know tell you every damn detail, like ssk, k1, slip marker, k2tog. The Hourglass pattern doesn't do that. The decreases for the yoke? Well, they kicked my ass. I ripped that f**ker twice. If it wasn't for having a deadline, that bastard sweater would have been in time out still. And while talking (argueing) with my Mom I (she) figured out that you need to place 4 markers (where do you read in that stinking pattern 4 markers?? They tell you to place 2, just TWO markers! argh!!) 1st one before the first stitch of the first sleeve attaches, 2nd one after the last sleeve attaches, 3rd before the first stitch of the second sleeve and the 4th one after the last stitch of the second sleeve. Like that made any sense. But it did to me, cause third time must be the stupid charm! Cause I got's that damned yoke done. I'm sure there must be a mistake, if not a million in this sweater. Cause I know damned well I didn't read the pattern right. I really, really want to knit this sweater again using silk and wool. Oh that would be nice.... anyway... I'm sick *whine* C has strep, and I have it now. damnit. My throat is killing me, slowly. I feel so yucky I barely want to knit. yeah, that's bad I know. But when I called the Dr's office this morning they didn't seem to think that mattered. THE NERVE! I know! They did at least call in a prescription that Mike is picking up now ( I hope ) I started my Red Hot sizzling socks Thursday I think. And since Allysa seems to think the camera is now her's, and screams MINE, MINE, MINE! When I have it. click for a picture cause yes, I want to have something to show her future boyfriends and I'm evil.
After she went down for her nap, cause damnit I don't feel good I don't feel up to the argument I was able to take these pictures of my sock in progress
click for a stretched out on my hand so you can see the pattern picture.
I really, really like this sock yarn!! It's Schaefer's Anne, sooo nice and squishy. Knits up super fast. Alright, I'm babbling now. I'm off to drink lots of tea, eat many popcicles, maybe do some laundry, and see what I can get Mike to cook dinner!
ugh, I feel like dukie.
*edited to add: Thank you everyone for your complements on my Hourglass sweater!! I really appreciate it!! All my neighbors (except one) thinks I'm crazy when I go around showing off my completed projects. The kids don't understand, and Mike's like uh huh. Thanks again : D