This sleeve is slowly lengthening. Why is it that the closer I get to completing this sweater, the slower my progress looks to me? This project is no longer appropriate for bringing anywhere except a designated knitterly gathering, both because of its size and because of the way I feel like my arms flail about as I tug on cables and untwist the sleeve along my way towards magic looping to the wrist. Whining aside, I love this and cannot wait to prance about in it. (Yes, I said prance.)

Because I have a serious problem with project monogamy, and because I had a lecture to attend yesterday, I cast on something new.


It is true; I’ve caught the Ishbel bug. I’ve been resisting the urge to knit this for some time now: Lace is hard! Another fingering weight project when I still have socks on the needles? And then, after viewing many a lovely Ishbel, I saw this one over at brokeknits. I bought the pattern immediately.

I’m using some gorgeous slightly variegated deep purple Yarn Pirate fingering weight, and I’m hoping to successfully combine the small and large sizes — large st portion, small lace version, to use all the yarn. We’ll see how that goes!

A few more Boh pics that are too sweet and silly not to share:


We may have fallen asleep here together on Monday night…


Someone is very pleased with his cookie. Time for me to get back to work!


4 thoughts on “longer…

  1. He looks so happy! So adorable.

    I have a feeling that your Ishbel will move more quickly than you expect. I don’t have the pattern, but it looks like relatively simple lace. Good luck with your sleeves!

  2. The sweater is looking really nice and I am glad you decided to take the ribbing all the way down.
    The Ishbel is so tempting. I may cave before the end of the week.

  3. Well, it looks like a lot of progress to me! I’ve had my eye on Ishbel for awhile, too. I may be next to catch the bug…

  4. GREAT sweater. I’ve been itching to knit a cardi like that for a while now, and I love your tweedy yarn. Inspired.

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