what I get up to by myself

Boyhood and Madam are enjoying a Father/Daughter weekend on the Oregon Coast,
so I get to find out what my "Ideal-Day-With-No-One-to-Be-Accountable-To"*
can look like.

Astonishingly, it includes:
Knitting;
Some more knitting;
some blocking;
    (Karen F. hit the nail right on the head in the comments the other week when she caught me out blocking TWO sweaters whilst allegedly sick on the couch)
and lots of thinking about knitting,
along with trying to find even more time to knit.

Actually astonishingly, it has also included:
Two long trips to the gym (an HOUR of cardio each! Hear that, threadingwater? you've inspired me!);
Running a load of dishes and two loads of laundry;
Bill-paying and some general bookkeeping (in keeping with Admin. Friday);
the regular taking of vitamins;
and far, far less consumption of red wine, chocolate, and cookies than you might expect.

This great alone time has a serious downside, however.
The summer-weight and ancient down comforter we usually sleep under is supremely inadequate for keeping just one lone girl warm. Must remember to haul in the winter-weight hefty job from the camping trailer tonight.

Oh, and so I don't give you yet another post lacking the Obligatory Knitting Content, may I present the almost-completed Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Cardigan (a very nearly F.O.)!
She went from this (on the blocking board):

1499159-1450835-thumbnail.jpg (ignore the water spots; they're from the spray bottle)
and this:

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To this today (all that's left are 2 sleeve seams and 7 buttons to sew on!):

DBCashCardi.jpg
 

 

En't she loverly? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pattern: from my soon-to-be-released "Spectrum" pattern line:
The Classic Cardigan at 6 sts/1"
Yarn: 11 skeins Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, in color 340-207
Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) and US 3 (3.25mm)
Size: 43" circumference, 23" length

 

 

* Well, okay - not No one:

1499159-1450857-thumbnail.jpg"Walkies? Now?"

 

 

 

 

"Okay… How about now