If you find out, let me know. I recently finished this lovely sweater, Goodale, in Thirteen Mile Sport (Lovely yarn, naturally dyed and it’s on clearance at the Yarnery right now!) with mods that included added length and 3/4 sleeves. I am tall and long waisted, so 8″ from the underarm to the bottom was not going to cut it for me. I wish now I had made it a bit longer, but I only had a few yards left of my three skeins.
A friend I tried to score some extra yarn from commented that I finished this sweater really fast, and please tell her I didn’t also have a clean house. Not hardly.
In fact, this month was so filled with work projects that I couldn’t take time off to help at home, so I was coming home and being the assistant. We were eating at 9 at night, which I hate. It is amazing, though, how much knitting you can do while sitting/standing waiting for your next assignment or to pick up the dropped items at the base of the ladder.
Holding up sheetrock? Not so good for the knitting muscles.
The combination of all of this seems to have affected my subconscious. There has been so much talk of building codes and me reading rehab specs at work, and could the county use certain pots of money to hire a code-enforcement official, that I dreamed there was an equivalent to a building inspector for knitting. This knitting inspector had the Goodale pattern specs and was examining my finished sweater. “There are supposed to be more decreases at the underarm. Can you explain why you only have 3?” You get the drift. I think I need a vacation!
I did go to Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor for work, and got great recommendations for yarn shops and food from some Ravellers, one of which was Zingerman‘s. The chocolate cherry bread? Do Not Miss It. Zingerman’s has great food, fun and competent staff, and gives a great deal of money back to the community. It makes me feel good to spend money in a business like that. I also spent some money at Knit A Round. I always like to find local yarns — this Shepherd’s Wool is made in Michigan. It is similar to Cascade 220, but has 250 yards per skein and is really soft for a basic worsted. I’m thinking mittens. Also, the friendly woman at Knit A Round gave me a combo pen/highlighter as a little extra with my purchase. Always nice to get a lagniappe.
Plus, I arrived home to find a door!!!
Now the cellar is back in its proper place, and no longer part of the dining room. Sweet.