Joining in with Kat and friends today to talk about knitting and books. I do love these weekly check-ins. The opportunity to report on progress has spurred many a project to some sort of milestone or completion. And if there’s literal unraveling, the opportunity for commiseration within a like-minded community is hard to beat.
Up until about two hours ago, I wasn’t sure which path my story would follow today. Shortly after I snapped Monday’s photo of that first Soyokaze sleeve about 1/4 done, I realized I was likely to run out of yarn. I’m not sure what happened; I started with about 25% more than the pattern suggested. But I was well into that buffer before I reached the mid-way point of the first sleeve. Like any well-seasoned yarn chicken contestant, I knit faster. and I weighed the remaining yarn every 2″. This morning I unraveled my swatch and got comfortable that I’d be able to get bracelet length sleeves – whew! worst case, I’d order another ball (from Denmark) and reknit the full length sleeves after my trip.
Turns out that won’t be necessary. I finished with 3 grams to spare (which by my calculations is about 2″ of a sleeve)!
Two sleeves in 50 hours (with a close game of yarn chicken) is not a feat I hope to repeat. ever. but I’m happy it’s over. Series 3 (save the final episode) of TGBBS and the first 10+ hours of The Magicians were great company for going around and around in circles!
I’ve also started Warlight, but just barely. I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with that book soon. tonight?
Meanwhile, I’m planning a new pair of fingerless mitts. I’ve searched high and low for my “good” pair. Maybe I gave them to Sara when she was visiting last Christmas? (thinking that would give me the perfect excuse to knit myself another pair … ahem, it’s time!) and one more handsewn top. Indeed, the making is going to continue until the last minute!
Here’s to happy endings!