I am pleased to show my progress on the cropped sweater, which is not going to be cropped. I have a long way to go to get to the bottom so I may be at this for quite a while. I am looking at the sleeves to see if I can do the in the round rather than flat. I’m still shying away from seaming.
I did sign up for a Craftsy class that has a lesson on seaming. I have viewed it once and will be looking at it again next week so I can finish off my completed cardigan. Those pieces have been hanging around for a few weeks now and really need to get together.
Meanwhile I have been somewhat diverted by a new project, sleep socks requested by DH. He has not asked for anything knitted so I was excited to be able to do these for him. The pattern is from Very Pink. I did make a change in the toes. She called for the provisional cast on but I really like Judy’s Magic Cast on better. I just can’t seem to do a good job with the provisional so I chose to do it differently. The heels are done with short rowing. Now all I have left to do is get the leg part long enough. On my socks I like the leg to stop shortly after the ankle but DH wants a long leg so it is 2 x 2 rib for several more rows. I should have these done before the next freeze hits here.
For our below freezing evening this week I made crock pot taco soup. Every time I make it it is different according to what ingredients I have on hand and every time it turns out great. And it was perfect on a 25F night.
And lastly my white Christmas Cactus is really blooming. Last year I got nothing but this year it is covered by buds and this one open double flower. So I guess we are already started decorating for Christmas.
Today I begin my 10 days of DH 24/7. He is retired but continues to teach 3-5 classes a semester. However they get Thanksgiving week off and then 3 weeks off around Christmas. This means that we will be having a lot of 1 on 1 time: whoopee! I guess it’s that level of excitement that has kept us together for almost 54 years.
Have a wonderful weekend everybody and keep warm. Gari
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