At long, long last, I have finally done the bind-off on the bottom edge of my Tea Leaves cardigan. My progress has been ridiculously slow, even for me. But honestly, I cannot possibly overstate the amount of time I am spending these days discussing the problem of whether or not to honor the pigeon's request to drive the bus. The fact that I have mentioned this issue in both of the posts that I have written this week should be illuminating. Talking about the pigeon and his lofty bus driving aspirations is what I do these days, folks. With some laundry folding and trips to the town pool thrown in for good measure, of course. All of this is resulting in a somewhat drastic reduction in productive knitting time.
"No. Uh-uh. No."
The other favorite read these days is Hondo and Fabian by Peter McCarty, which honestly, I kind of want someone to read to me one hundred times a day, too. So no complaints there.
So, next up is the picking up of underarm stitches and the knitting away at sleeves. The trick here, however, is the fact that it has been long enough since I worked on the sweater using the larger size needle called for in the pattern that I now can't remember what size it was that I was using. I just know that I needed to change needle size from the recommended one to get gauge. Hmn.
So therein, folks, lies your public service announcement for today: when knitting slowly while taking frequent breaks to talk with a toddler about common birds and their role in our nation's public transporation system, please remember to take notes.
You'll thank me later.
Yarning along with Ginny today.