Sunday, December 02, 2007

Winter?

The view from my window this morning ...
And of my stash on the balcony ...
Yes, my stash now has a light coating of snow!

Meanwhile, inside the apartment ...
we are now the owners of a front, back and partial sleeve for Little Squid's sweater.

Unfortunately, that is probably where it will stand for the next day or two. I did something to my left index finger last night (no idea what) and it is now a little stiff and painful. It was a lot more so last night so I am sure that this too shall pass but I suspect I will be catching up on my reading today instead of my knitting and spinning. I think I gave it a good bang at one point, yesterday -- that or all the knitting it took to get to this point on the sleeve, twice. Yup. After doing all the calculations (since Ann Budd is great for gauges involving whole stitches but requires some work if you have, oh say 4.5 stitches per inch) I gleefully cast on for the sleeve and was practically up to the elbow when I compared the number of stitches to what I was supposed to have ... and realized that I cast on 32 instead of 36 stitches. Oops!

Such is life. No big deal in the grand scheme of things.

3 comments:

Dee said...

Wow! That's kind of early for snow. Enjoy the view though. It's so pretty when it's falling.

Penny said...

Ooh! i totally forgot about the stash on the balcony! I hope your finger feels better soon.. The sweater looks great and we shan't talk of # of stitches I *should* have vs what I *do*. I've started to employ E to count for me since I apparently can't.

Susan said...

I saw on tv this morning that it was snowing in NY and immediately thought of snowy squids. Because after all, to me you ARE NYC. :-)