Clamming up
Thursday May 30th 2013, 9:41 pm
Filed under: Family,Knitting a Gift,Wildlife

One person besides the driver has to stay awake at all times, I reminded John before he left. He was very much with me on that one. And so he got home at 3:2o this morning safe and sound.

Meantime, a friend offered three large produce clamshells. I got at least five apples snapped inside them, thinking as I arranged them around leaves and twigs and fruit that I definitely owe her a pie in four months. Squirrels: thwarted.

Back to the endless baby sweater. If I’d knitted it in cables it would have been done long ago, but I went for a simple 3×1 rib: on one side, it goes in single-stitch vertical lines against a purl background, and on the other, it pulls widthwise to show you what it really is, but relaxed, the purl stitch vanishes down into the fabric and it looks more like stockinette. I so rarely knit something that simple that I’d forgotten that 3×1 does that.

Part of me is charmed while part of me is mostly by the fact that it’s within 40 rows of being done. That and–just wait till I get to see the baby it’s to go on, that will cure any doubts about it on the spot. It’s not about the knitting at all, it’s about Hudson.

Okay, that just totally perked up my needles. Back to it!

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I only have the sleeve caps, blocking, sewing and 3 inches of the collar to finish that cable heavy sweater.

It’s only taken a year and a half to finish….

Comment by Afton 05.31.13 @ 5:18 am

I anxiously await a photo of said sweater on cute little Hudson.

Comment by Jody 05.31.13 @ 7:27 am

See? Needless to say,give the needles the right motivation and they go right to work!

Comment by Don Meyer 05.31.13 @ 8:23 am

Motivation is key. Hudson on!

Comment by Channon 05.31.13 @ 8:24 am

glad to hear your travelers arrived safely

Knit on!!!

Comment by bev 05.31.13 @ 9:07 am

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