Archive for August 27th, 2018

Oh Ye Knitting Gods

My friend Salpal knows well how my life works and the dysfunctional relationship I have to the knitting gods that be. She accurately, I believe, pointed out that now the winter sweater is done we are sure to have an extended summer courtesy of the way my life works. She is right.

Today I woke up to find the weather guys are predicting extreme heat warnings for the next 3 days at least. I dislike summer and the thought that we are going back into that heat and humidity is daunting.

However, I think I may have come up with a plan to confuse or at least perplex the knitting gods that be. There is a summer sweater I had tagged as interesting and was going to make next year. The sweater is Jushi. (I’ve tried to upload a picture of it but for some reason I can’t. Oh ye knitting gods!) I ordered the yarn. I may even have found the needle size and type it calls for in my needle stash. I’m thinking that if I start on this sweater the knitting gods will lighten up on the weather and let us transition nicely into autumn and cooler weather.

There are things that I need to work out with this sweater. Namely the neck opening and the depth of the V as I would like the V to be the front and not the back. This is where my mastectomy comes into play. The V can’t be too deep and reveal cleavage I don’t have. Nor can the width of the neck be so wide as to reveal my bra straps, though I did try to buy the prettiest mastectomy bras they had.

After finishing Carbeth I just wanted to knit a small project that’s become known as “those infernal socks”. More about these beauties later.

In the meanwhile, I am babysitting two cats for my neighbors. One of the cats is very sick and dying. My neighbor can’t bring herself to putting it down. I love animals and can’t stand to see them suffer. The sick cat can only be left alone for two hours at a time. I over see the cats until Thursday. Then I get a few days break and she goes away for two weeks. My nerves are already frayed over this, though she keeps telling me it is okay if the cat dies while she is gone. Watching something die is not my idea of okay.

Between the cats, figuring out the new summer sweater, the infernal socks, and an appointment with my cancer doctor to see if anything new has turned up my rope is pretty well frayed at the moment.

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