Not November yet!

So this will count as a second post this month, kind of amazing.

Nothing much is really new, we are just plodding along. I have managed to not help A remove deck boards yet and she is nearly done. 🙂 My step brother has helped a few times, they work well together. I have not yet dyed the yarn, I keep saying maybe tomorrow. It never happens. My SIL D and I did not meet to work on brioche, it was way to cold for outside knitting. We have a sort of plan to meet on 11/11, since I don’t have to work, so we can get started earlier in the day. But I know it will also be cold. Might have to bite the bullet and go inside for this.

I have been knitting hard on the sweater, moving down the body, and I am all up to date on the Estonian Lace MKAL. I have not done a lot on Ocean Currents. I pick up the brioche hat once in a while, but I don’t want to finish it before I meet with D, because then I would just have to start something else.

I did agree to knit a baby blanket for my cousin’s baby to be. My aunt called, and went through this whole long story about choosing this winter to learn to knit, and the neighbor lady is teaching her. The whole time she was talking I was thinking “please don’t ask me to teach you, please don’t ask me to teach you” because 1.) she is nearly 80 and I do not want to get that close to her and possibly give her covid, and 2.) I don’t hold anything properly, and I never like to teach people to knit. I would rather they learn how, and then I will teach them how to do various tricky things. Like brioche. 🙂 So by the time she wound through the long involved story of her neighbor, who now has a sick husband and visiting grandchildren, and the needles, and the yarn, and the deadline (February) I was HAPPY to say “Of course I will knit the blanket for you!” which normally I would dread doing. I was weakened by the build up. As intended, I think. However, it is really easy – Plymouth Galway held double, size 13 needles, 71 stitches. I started it Sunday night and I am 1/4 of the way through it. No photo yet, but I will get one for you.

My sewing has slowed, I have a jumper cut out and the seam binding cut out and sewed, ready for ironing, but I haven’t had time to get in the room to work on it. Work has been really busy, with three major projects/events happening this week and next. Late work hours and sewing don’t get along.

I did finish a Dumpster Fire 2020 ornament, though. Not loving the dumpster part of it, I think my yarn was a bit lighter weight than the yarn I used for the flames, so it is a bit wonky. I will do it again, though, with a better choice of yarn. And I will get you a picture of that, too. Look for it in November. It is a kind of fun pattern, and it is so appropriate! It is by Kino Knits, if you want to check it out.

That’s about it, I guess. Pretty much the same every day around here…

Oh, except later this week, we are having the remnants of Hurricane Zeta, which will bring – snow! Just showers, btu who ever heard of a hurricane bringing snow?

I tell you, 2020 is cursed.

4 thoughts on “Not November yet!”

  1. 2021 is coming:)
    It sounds like you’ve been busy!
    I would have given in on the baby blanket too. It sounds easy really.
    I once tried to teach someone to knit on DPNs in the round. The person was left handed and kept knitting on the inside instead of the out. After 2 hours I kind of threw in the towel.
    I hope you only get a dusting of snow:)

    1. Yes, I am counting the days to the end of 2020… what a year.

      The baby blanket IS easy, actually, I just finished several rows, now shifting to my sweater… the size 5 needles and sport weight yarn feel so fragile!

  2. I had to laugh at your build up to say ing OK! to knitting the baby blanket. You are much more generous than I. ANothe r blogger just finished a sweater that her sister asked he to finish. NO way! I just have a pat answer that , I don’t enjoy knitting if I’m not in charge of it. Start to finish. It is one thing I just can’t share with others. I don’t even like KAL’s

  3. You’re a saint to offer to knit the baby blanket like that. Ah…snow. I’ve been very busy with the parents lately and I couldn’t tell you what day of the week it is at the moment. But we did have a good bit of rain and that could have come from that storm. There are so many of them this year that I stopped keeping track or paying attention.

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