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Archive for September 12th, 2014

Changing Projects

The Skipper’s Sock has 14 more rows before cast off. (Sounds like a NASA countdown.) Instead of starting the second sock, I will switch projects and go back to the 1960s Girl’s Sweater by casting on for the front. This means I must get myself motivated and out the stores to select buttons. I can’t do the final math calculations for the front unless I have the button sizes in front of me.

The sweater has a three button placket at the top. In order to calculate the width and length of the placket I need the buttons first. I’ve pretty much decided the placket will be worked horizontally in seed stitch.

sketch girl's 1960 smock 1

This means the front will be separated at the start of the placket and each side will be worked separately to the shoulders. I don’t favor this type of construction because I hate joining yarn and getting it to look right. It drives me right around the bend the same way those little holes at the top of the gusset of a sock used to until I found ways to eradicate them.

The crux of all this is that lately I haven’t been feeling all that well. Tired, cranky, and just out of sorts. The same way I felt when I had the cancer, but I am trying not to let my mind go there.

On the one hand, I want to ring the doctor and say I think its time to take an MRI or PET Scan to search for cancer, while on the other hand, I don’t want to give credence to the fear. It’s heading into the time of year when we found the cancer and so I may just be reliving the trauma again. On the other hand…. And so this back and forth goes on in my head.

For those who follow the exploits of Yarn Rascal, he still lives. Whatever he ate worked its way out of his system. He may get a chance at a Golden Paw Award this weekend if I decide to open the yarn vault and search out the sweater I was knitting for myself before the cancer diagnosis. I only need to finish the shoulder part of one front and knit the sleeves. It would be a perfect sweater for me to toss on in the house this winter. So if I go searching for it, Yarn Rascal should have a clear shot at the Shetland Wool that he so does cherish.

Have a good weekend.

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