2.13.2009

Tangled Yoke at Two Weeks

From the back...
...and the front...
Adding length  1/4" here in garter rib section...
And also one extra row between each increase row in the stockinette section.
One sleeve is done...
The second is on its way (and yes, for those of you with sharp eyes,  just "north" of the CO edge I did make a "P2K2" row into a straight knit row. It will be rendered undetectable with duplicate "stitch" rather than duplicate "effort" - no ripping back and reknitting on this petit problèm! 
I don't know exactly where my focus will be this weekend.  Concerted effort on this would likely bring joining all pieces together into the rhealm of possibility by early next week but I've got to scramble if I'm going to have the DKC Diamond scarf blocked and ready for next Thursday's show and tell. The thing with that knit though is that I really can't sustain focus on that pattern long enough to knit more than two 12 row repeats without starting to make stupid errors. Given that, I may have to just bail on my goal for this month and aim for next month's meeting.

Meanwhile, depending on how I choose to look at it we're about to undertake either a minor renovation or major redecoration of our family room. Demo of existing panelling, ceiling and flooring would ideally start next week (no walls will be removed, no plumbing relocated, no doorways added or revamped - thank goodness) but the prospect of possibly four weeks of our admittedly wonderful contractor and his gang of merry men in the house makes me cringe. Over the past several years, as we slowly but surely continue the unending work of updating/maintaining our 40 something year old house I've cumulatively spent months in the daily company of this group. They are good guys with strong professionalism but the mess and the unexpected things that inevitably spring up are always challenging. I also make more work for myself by paying close attention to what they're doing, encouraging and acknowledging and serving coffee and fresh baked treats and cleaning up the work site every night after they leave. This attentiveness goes a long way towards ensuring the best possible outcome for the job and in the end that's what its all about!

Its a long "Family Weekend" in Ontario but My Beloved will be working throughout the whole thing. There'll be no skiing - scratch 4 hours drive time of knitting on that count. Then I'll be flying solo between flooring, tile and stone showrooms - no time to knit in the car if I'm driving :( ! 

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

I think you must knit very fast. I'm in awe over here. And the color of the Tangled Yoke looks so pretty. I want one too! Yarn shop trips for me on Monday...

Brenda said...

Oh, I love renovations. The planning, magazine reading, shopping. Dependable contractors, are few and far between. You are lucky.

Lupie said...

My first born is doing work on her first house. It is exciting but I am wiped out!