The last few weeks have been intense. Exceptionally busy at work, and suddenly out of the blue, quite social. I’m normally a hermit, so to find myself having dinner with friends and family twice in a week was a bit of a shock to the system!
Work also presented an overload of personal stress, so this weekend I found me more or less immobile. Just too tired to do anything. Despite the normal state of household disarray after a busy week, I could not muster the energy to do anything at all about it. I had just enough energy to feed the kids, sit up and knit, and get to the market so we won’t starve. I guess we all have times like this. I’m putting myself on a regime of vit B supplements and early to bed this week, so hopefully I’ll be back to bouncy by next weekend!
So here’s the current state of Bedford:
At the beginning of this week, there were unrealistic expectations that I would be binding this off today. Haha. However, all going well, it should be finished in time to welcome in Wovember!
I’m extremely happy with how Bedford is turning out. Anna Gratton’s Little Wool Co. pure NZ wool naturals (100% natural corriedale wool grown only two hours’ drive from where I live) is looking exactly how I want it, the exact right yarn choice to match the original Brooklyn Tweed Shelter this pattern is presented in.
Overall, it’s a very straightforward knit. Like Evelyn, I noted the mutterings on the notes of others on Ravelry about the decreases for the sleeves, but in my version it all appears to be working out fine and noting the number of rows I have left, it should work out. I’m not entirely sure about how I’ve executed the decreases – I probably reversed the order of SSKs and K2togs, knowing the state of my brain at the moment. It will be fine, even if I have.
I did knit the sleeves flat up to the point they are joined on to the body, because I cannot bear to work sleeves in circular needles, and I did not have any 5mm DPN needles (and could not be bothered to rush out to buy more and delay the knitting of the sleeves while I found the time to do that). Besides, knitting flat is the fastest way for me. 🙂
I’ll leave you with pictures of some recent acquisitions that I’m rather happy with:
I hear there’s some nasty weather headed towards the East Coast of the US. I am thinking of you – hope it isn’t as bad as the forecasters predict!