I finished all of my newspaper assignments for this week, and my next scheduled interview isn't until next Tuesday. So, today is going to be about tackling small tasks. A lot of them.
• Clean the litter box
• Clean the bathroom
• Ship a box of this and that to Eustacia
• Taste-test a soup sample I plan to serve at a thing on Saturday (if it's acceptable, the batch will be served to the English class tomorrow).
• Do some research for next Monday's opinion piece
• Drop off some yarn batting for spinning
• Do a business card for somebody
• Possibly work on a book cover for the same somebody
• Play the piano
• Play my horn
That's the list so far, and with all that's on this list, it's the knitting that grips my interest. When No. 1 was home, she showed me a yarn website that offers free patterns to encourage people to buy their yarn. On it, I found this:
My local cheap-crap craft store sells this brand of yarn, and even in this particular weight, so I went there the other day to find some skeins of marled wheat. I needed seven skeins for this project, and of course, they only had two. They had four skeins of another pleasant color, but that was it. So, I settled for black with funky wooden buttons, and I can't stop working on the dadblamed thing.
Most sweaters are knitted in pieces like a sewing pattern—a back, a front, the sleeves—and you sew the elements together. But this one is knitted in all one piece. I just reached the first side of the sleeves, and it's already cumbersome. When I get down to the back side of this thing, it's going to be like maneuvering a circus tent on the needles. If it all works out, I'll show you the end product.
UPDATE: As requested, you can find the pattern to this sweater HERE, although you'll need to register with Lion Brand before you can view it.