28thirty weather.

I had forgotten what a tease spring can be in certain parts of the country. Clearly I need to just enjoy sunshine and flip-flop weather when it comes, and stop expecting that it will stick around. The only positive thing I can see in today’s rainy yuckiness (and the week’s similarly cold and rainy forecast) is that I may actually finish my 28thirty in time to have a weather-appropriate day to wear it out of the house. I’m past the left elbow now, and steadily approaching the wrist!

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leftsleevealmost

Soon. Very soon. I still haven’t found my reading mojo, and I wonder if this sweater is holding it hostage. I mean, I’m getting my regular reading done for class, but it is time to tackle my writing projects for the semester, and while I’ve acquired quite the pile of library books, I seem to find other things to do (like scrubbing the top of the stove) when I should be systematically note-taking in order to get a handle on my papers.  Sigh.

As part of yesterday’s “cleaning trumps reading” mentality, I washed a bunch of handknits, and thought you might like to see them drying all over my apartment — above dog level, of course.

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Also, while making a quick, mission-driven stop at my LYS to pick up a specific yarn for a future project, I impulsively snatched up a copy of the Spring IK, as the Whisper Cardigan has been calling my name on Ravelry. I dug through my stash, and discovered some gorgeous Knitpicks Shadow in Redwood Forest that I bought on sale last year sometime.

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This will be perfect for spring! I’m not quite ready to cast on yet, but when I do, I think I’ll be using some of the more popular mods — ribbing the sleeve cuffs and keeping an eye on sleeve and body length, and ribbing the lower edge of the body to limit the rolling. I have a few other projects to focus on before I start this, but I am excited about this sweater!

Time to devote my attention to (a) my mug of coffee and (b) preparing for my first class. Hope your week is off to a good start!

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3 thoughts on “28thirty weather.

  1. Can I just say that I’m so jealous? I can’t believe you’ve had flip-flop weather! We’ve only had “I can get away with a lighter jacket but I’ll still need hand knit fingerless gloves” weather. Today we’re having “Snow on April 6th” weather. Blurgh.

  2. Woohoo! It has been fun to watch that sleeve come along. I am nearing completion of my last sleeve on my first sweater, and it is a bit tantalizing. Your plan for the Whisper Cardigan sounds great–that yarn is beautiful! May I ask–what do you use to wash your handknits? I just got some Eucalan, but was wondering if there was something else that works just as well.

  3. I hope you finished the sweater in time for the snow today!
    Whatever happened to skirt weather??

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