I just got back from Chicago last night (client meeting) and boy howdy was it cold! It's amazing to me how it can be in the sixties one day, then the next drop down into the twenties AND snow -- bbbrrrr! That's some crazy-ass weather action right there, that's for sure,...
So I'm glad to be back, and thankful not to have any major travel happenings over the next few weeks. Now maybe we can actually GET THE NEW STOVE IN and GET OUR WEDDING PLANS FINALIZED already. And do our taxes, of course, but that's a total other frustrating, pisser of a story I won't bore you with here. I did have some happy mail waiting for me when I got in, though. My Secret Pal struck not once, but twice!
And like this:
How cute are all these goodies? Thanks SP, you're so thoughtful! And when I got to work today, I realized that I have the perfect place for the sheepies to live:
I think they'll be happy there, don't you?
So moving on into actual knitting news, I finished the left front of the Must Have cardi over the weekend, and cast on for the other front right before leaving for Chicago. I went back and forth for a while, trying to decide at what point in the diamond cable pattern to start the v-neck decreases, and settled on starting them half of a pattern repeat after casting off for the armhole. The V-neck might be a little high, but it's not like I'll ever button it up all the way (hopefully). I also did short rows for the shoulder shaping rather than casting off stitches -- I'm going to try using the three needle bind off to join the back and fronts and see how that works.