Just popping in for a quick hello. I hope you are all enjoying Autumn or Spring depending on where you live. Life continues to be really busy and challenging for me right now. I feel sometimes I am holding on by my fingernails, which are very short by the way. So for now and for the foreseeable future I will pop in to read your blogs and post a quick post now and again. Not the way I like it but it has to be this way for a while, I hope you all understand.
Little Buddy lost a surprise tooth last weekend. The Tooth Fairy paid a visit but I believe one of his coins was knocked behind his bed. He is a coin man right now, sometimes its bills and other times coins. The Tooth Fairy has to have a stash of options, just in case. He can tell you to the penny how much money he has, he is a smart one.
I had another finish. While I am not blogging much I am knitting like a maniac. Knitting soothes my soul, it helps when things are overwhelming to me.
This is Harebell number 5. Every time I make this sweater I get off count, I think there might be a problem or error with the front increases on the size small because making this one, and a new one I have gotten far off stitch count. When I made the size medium with thinner weight yarn it all worked out perfectly. Still I am knitting on and adapting as much as I can.
Made with Berroco Remix in the color smoke. Size 8 needles for the body/sleeves, 7 for the ribbing at the bottom, fronts and collar, and size 6 for the ribbing on the sleeves. I made the arms a bit too long, and actually ran out of yarn on the second sleeve ribbing and had to use a similar color for the last 4 stitches of the bind off. I should have been paying attention and realized bigger needles makes the whole thing work out much faster, thus my lack of attention at the sleeve length. Still no one will know and that is the closet I have ever come to running out of yarn.
Five balls were used for a total of 1080 yards of yarn. Remix ix a super affordable and lovely yarn. I am using it again to make number 6, in periwinkle. Each yarn choice makes this sweater look completely different even though I am using the same pattern. It is my favorite pattern by far.
Hope you are all well, I miss you!