Thank you, thank you, to everyone who wrote nice things about my Ballet Camisole! I appreciate the comments, and I’m glad you all seem to like it. I like it pretty well, too. It definitely stretches out a bit with wear, so I’m glad the Shine can be thrown in the machine for a wash to regain its shape.
I’m attempting to move on and finish other projects I’ve got lying around, so as to feel less guilty about it all when I finally start my Tomato top (and have you seen the post about darts on the Knitting Daily site? Good stuff.).
It’s 10:00 at night, we leave for an overnight camping trip tomorrow at 1:00pm, and I’m trying to finish that damn headband. I’m at the point where the pattern starts to narrow to make the other end and FOR THE LIFE OF ME I can’t make the stitches do what I want. K3tog is not something I normally do, and is not easy with the stubby 4.0mm needles I’m using (not the KnitPicks needles, these. No, these are something entirely less good). I think I’m throwing in extra yarnovers as well, but I’m not sure, because I keep getting mixed up, and tinking back a row or five. Who knows where I am at this point.
I blame this confusion on any one of the following, or possibly on a combination:
- I started my period today, and it’s extra crampy and extra bitchy and extra godawful
- It’s fixin’ to storm (I can say it–I’ve got a little country in my background) and I always get a little weird before storms.
- Nick is playing Guitar Hero while I’m trying to knit, and I keep looking up to observe his excitement over mastering a game that is so like and at the same time so wildly unlike actual guitar playing (which he actually does, and does very well).
- It’s too freaking hot to think.
I’d like to finish this damn thing by tomorrow, but I’d also like to sleep tonight and not be a flaming bitch to my husband (for the 5th day running, as long as we’re being honest). I’ll slog on to the end, because I want to live in harmony with the lace, which will lead to confidence in my lace-making skills, which I need because I want to make a pretty shawl for an upcoming winter wedding (for me, not the bride). See, fighting against my ineptitude will be worth it in the end.