all lila, all the time.

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So that thing I said yesterday about balancing knitting and writing didn’t really happen. But it was the Friday of my spring break week, so I think it’s allowed. Yesterday I finished knitting the body of Lila and started the first sleeve.

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I’m following the pattern as written even though I’m a little worried that the length/style of this sweater might not be quite right for my shape. We’ll see!

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Boh set his head down on my needle case as soon as I unrolled it to find dpns for the first sleeve. Sweet, sweet dog.

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The garter stitch sleeve cuff.

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Serious sleeve progress.

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Checking the snugness (so far so good) after some knitting with my coffee this morning! Today I do need to write, but I’m hoping to reward myself with at least a few knitting breaks. Happy weekend!

cast on, can’t stop.

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I have no idea what happened, but on Wednesday night, all of a sudden all I wanted to do was knit. And so I started poking around Ravelry and my stash, and decided that Lila, a pullover with an interesting hemline, was what I needed to be knitting. Immediately. So I bought the pattern, dug out some special yarn (a bag of Schaefer Miss Priss worsted in a lovely variegated gray that I got for knitting a sample maybe five years ago), wound up two balls of it, and cast on.

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Well, first I swatched. And then I washed it, and decided my numbers were close enough to gauge that I could start the sweater and then confirm my sizing/needle choice in the morning. (Which worked.)

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I’d gotten this far on the garter hem by the time I went to bed on Wednesday night.

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And finished the garter hem and began the short rows on Thursday morning.

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And Thursday night, I’d knit several inches of the body. I haven’t had this “just one more row” feeling in quite awhile, and I love that it’s back. Here’s hoping I can balance knitting with some solid dissertation writing today. (And happy Friday!)