I’ve always been indecisive, I never know what I want to eat or even if I want to eat. Ask me what I want to do if we go out and all you’ll get is a blank stare. Some may confuse this with apathy and sure, maybe it has a tinge of it, but really I’m just terrible when it comes to deciding things. It’s so bad that I coulnd’t even decide what to title this post, see the witty winner I chose. Anyway, when it comes to knitting, where every step of the way is full of decisions, I usually half ass my way through it and see what happens. My latest question: how many unflattering pics can I take of myself?
That was easy, four. But that’s not what I really want to know. I finished the sleeves and basically like where they are (I know they will grow when I wash it), but now that I can actually wear the cardigan I notice that the length is all wrong. It’s not the fault of the pattern, nope I was just an idiot and measured while I pulled on it… when it was still on the needles. Yep, smart move. I know I need to add at least two inches on this sucker (that’s how much extra I thought I had), but the question is where? Do I rip all the ribbing and continue with the body for two inches and then add the waist band? Or do I just tink back three rows to the end of the ribbing and make the waistband extra deep? I think I know what the answer is, but, uhh, I rather hear it from someone else.
I’m so close to finishing, I can taste it. After the length situation, all I have left are the button bands. I just needed to let this sit while I figured out (ie. beg you for advice) what to do next. Well actually there was another reason, a very annoying reason. I couldn’t even tell how short it really was till I took these pics. Want to why? No mirrors*! There are no full-length mirrors in my house. I assure you this wasn’t my design. In the meantime I picked up my hourglass again and finally casted on for the body.
I was craving some boring stst in the round, especially now that my man Jack is back. I can’t afford to look away or not pay attention for a second, so this will be my ’24’ project. I still havent’ finished watching this week’s episodes (we decided to split the four hours and just watch one a night, so no spoilers!) so this sweater still has two more hours of growth ahead of it.
To save me some time and aggravation, I decided to cast on using two needles. I’m using the cable of the longer one as a foundation, when I finish the length of the hem I can just fold it and knit the stitches together. No sewing and no provisonal cast on. Genius.
*apparently the boy was traumatized with too many horror movies at a young age, so no mirrors for us except for the bathroom mirror. apparently he thinks one day he’ll look and see another face staring back at him. I don’t think he understands the whole ‘growing old’ concept if you ask me.