Let me start at the beginning. A few weeks ago I was in Knit & Pearl browsing, chatting, being a general nuisance and Julie showed me the new Stitchdiva patterns she just got in. To my heart’s delight there was a pattern, the Trapeze Jacket, I had never seen before by a designer I heart dearly, Jordana Paige. I had to have it. Julie didn’t even have it in the computer yet but she let me take it anyways with the promise she could easily hunt me down if I never came in to pay for it (right, like I don’t go in at least once a week!).
Then, last Thursday night at knitting I was sitting next to second wife (Tracy, if you don’t know already) and she was casting on for her Tangled Yoke Cardigan using Silky Wool. I kept petting and squishing the ball that was disturbingly, desirably close to my thigh. Friday morning I couldn’t handle the anticipation anymore and went in to Knit & Pearl for a Silky Wool fix (granted I have some in my stash but it already has a project assigned to it). I bought all she had on the shelf in Olive #14 thinking of doing the Tangled Yoke like Tracy but then after getting home a lightbulb went off in my little head.
DING, the Trapeze Jacket, you DORK!
I cast on that night. Now, after a long holiday weekend I am through the back, shoulder, fronts, armholes and am working the body back & forth. I have about 10 more inches to go on the body then the sleeves & voila! Fini! of course that is after I pick up and do the collar as well as the front button placket. Of which, I am very excited to go buy buttons for. Button shopping is a fun thing for me. Don’t know why, I just dig it.
I love the flow of the 1×1 slip rib moving into 1×2 ribbing gradually flowing into 1×3 ribbing. It makes me happy
So that is what I will be working on at home. Tomorrow Tracy has to have her wisdom teeth out so I am her driver/emergency contact. I will be at the dentist office with her as long as it takes so many small projects will be awaiting me in my knitting bag to keep my attention.
Oh & I got bored last night so I made a dishcloth using some of the Sugar n’ Cream stripes they just got at Michael’s