Over the last week, so, so much knitting has been accomplished in the wee hours. Antrorse is finished and blocked, it and my head wrap are waiting for buttons, and I’m almost finished with a replacement for the hat of shame.
Even though I don’t like leaving things incomplete, (Heh) I’m setting them aside to swatch and cast on for the Eastwood Cardigan. The knitalong has started and I feel a little behind since I haven’t even messed with my yarn or picked a needle size.
After finishing my swatch, I decided to use size 2s. Can you believe it!? I’m kidding. I always use size 2s, unless they’ve all got a work-in-progress on them. Then I use size 1s or 3s and knit in such a way that it will seem like I used size 2s. Those needles seem to be in my hands constantly. I could be Michelle Addihands, like Edward Scissorhands, only with size 2 Addis projecting from my nuckles. No one would even notice.
I was measuring the gauge in stockinette stitch, but I’m trying to make my swatches somewhat interesting to sew together for the my swatch sampler blanket. So, I’m going to try and include a design detail of the thing I’m knitting in each swatche. However, I just realized, the arrows are on the wrong side… but whatever…. I’m casting on and that’s all that matters! I have exactly one hour in which to start one of the front panels of this cardigan. You can insert eeep, squee, gah, or any other onomatopoeia you prefer. I’m keeping mine all on the inside.
Oh my gosh! I can’t believe I wasted this much of my knitting time making Addi Hands. Also, could my hands possibly look more elderly?