Friday, October 12, 2007

Green sweater progress!

Hoo boy am I tired. Charlie didn't get home from work until midnight, and I'm always totally on edge until he gets home. It's not the being by myself, it's the worrying about him that gets me. I can only imagine how exhausted he is right now.

The upside to an evening alone is more sweater progress! The body is almost done. In fact, I could declare it done right now, but I think it'll look a little better with an inch or two more on the bottom. I'm doing a seed stitch border, and it's slower going than stockinette, but I'm enjoying the change of pace. That said, I actually really enjoy long stretches of stockinette. I like how it looks, and I enjoy doing it. It's nice to have my hands busy without really having to pay attention to what they're doing.

It's turning out well in general, and I think when it's done I'll wear it a lot. Plus, I think I have enough yarn that I'll be able to make a hood. I'm almost done with body, and when I am I think that part will come to about 7 and 1/2 skeins. What I'll have let to do then are sleeves (I have long arms) and button bands. So the 9 and 1/2 skeins I have left should totally be enough for those things, plus a generous hood, right?


Joan said...

I love that sweater, Jessie! The color, the buttons, everything. I understand how hard it is to wait for your husband like that. I went thru a similar situation when I was first married--his hours were so erratic.
Hope it changes for you.

Felicia said...

Love the color :)