I realized that I never mentioned that I'm also working on a reversible rib shawl in rowan kidsilk haze. it is going so slowly (kinda like everything else I'm "knitting" these days) and it's such a simple pattern that you'd think I couldn't possibly make any mistakes. but of course I'd make mistakes! maybe I'm under the impression that I knit faster than I actually do, or that whole rows must get knit when I'm not paying attention, which is why when I got to the end of my second cable row, I came to realize that I had gotten ahead of myself and cabled on row 20 instead of 21! I cabled too soon! how did that happen?
after muttering some unbecoming things, I began slowly tinking the row back. tinking ksh cables is a royal pain in the booty. so far, I've only gotten through half the row (that's how lazy I've become) - it's sitting on the couch at home right now. but, as long as we're talking about ksh - does anyone have any tips on how to join the next ball? I've never really made anything with kidsilk before and, although I'm miles from actually doing so, knowing how to join the next ball of yarn is something I think is going to come in handy.
there has been more tinking and frogging than actual knitting in my house this week. knitting progress has been in the red. sad, really. but I'm so tired and haven't the energy to knit. hopefully things will pick up soon and I will have some fun new FO's to show off sometime in the not too distant future!
but, tonight - tonight, I have to buy something to wear tomorrow... and, no, this doesn't count as "shopping", since I don't really want to do it, but I need to. my brother's engagement shindig is tomorrow and, silly me, I thought I lived in california and that spring started in march. but, apparently, the earth has shifted this year and the spaghetti-strapped dress I was going to wear just isn't going to keep my teeth from chattering in this weird weather. so, tonight, I go in search of a sweater/dressy shirt of some sort that is not black (like everything else I seem to own...), but all I can do is wish that I could knit an entire sweater between leaving work at 5 today and 130pm tomorrow. wouldn't that be great? if whole sweaters could be knit in mere hours? I would be so much more accomplished if that were the case.
but for now, I just count the minutes until I can get my butt out of here! friday! yay!