Oh my, 2020 just keeps on giving, doesn’t it? Like all of you, I was devastated by the news on Friday evening of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s passing. Her memory is a blessing today and will be for all our future generations. I hope my grandsons see a day when our Supreme Court has nine (or eleven? or more?) women justices. In thanks and with love and respect, maybe she rest in power, and rest in peace.
and. (2020 is providing all the lessons here for sure!)
The weather has turned fall. and it’s glorious. 53 degrees this morning when I took that run. Our windows are open, I’m wearing jeans (for the THIRD day in a row! … and yep, same pair), the skies are blue. and I wore two new sweaters. Also. Marc took pictures.
Thursday’s rainy day promise did its magic and Fine Lines (ravelry link) was on the blocking mats by one o’clock … just about the time the rain passed and I could run. Friday morning saw this
and then this.Brené Brown reminds us at the end of every Unlocking Us to be awkward, brave, and kind. and I am for sure embracing that 🙂
I almost never knit stripes because I hate (and I use that word sparingly and carefully) weaving in ends. But I love Lori’s designs and this one is especially clever. She raises the back neck by inserting a gusset AFTER the raglan increases. If you look closely, you can see that the stripes on the front (4 sets of 5) and the back (4 sets of 5 with a little 2-stripe insert) don’t match … but the transition is pretty seamless. The photo on the right shows how the stripes are back in sync for the body. I LOVE THIS! (and I love the designer mind that figured it out!)
I did run short of yarn for the main color and the modifications I made to the sleeves to accommodate worked perfectly. This length sleeve is probably my favorite, and it fits my skinny arms without flopping. (details on my ravelry page … or leave me a comment or send an email if you have questions).
Today was even cooler. and finally, the sweater that’s been finished since September ONE had its debut. In case you forgot (I did!), it’s Isabel Kraemer’s Topolino (my ravelry link)awkward, brave, and kind. yep, even for a mostly-confident, 50-something year old woman modeling a handknit sweater for her husband to photograph … but there you have it.
I really love this sweater. I knit it pretty much as written except I shortened the sleeves. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the lace details (even though my SAH-brain struggled with knitting all of it. I ripped and re-knit both the body lace and the cuff lace … more than once).
My favorite photo from this “shoot” is an out-take. Holly took her “quick tinkle” while we were taking photos and this is my “let’s get a cookie!” response
Also, I think my selfie game is pretty strong.
Here’s to another week. Let’s be brave, awkward, and kind. and grateful.