It’s my favorite month of the year. I love how quintessentially fall it is. I love the colors and the smells. I even love (please don’t hate me for saying this) the rain. It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-October. When did that happen? I wish I could hold onto all the days of this month and have it drag out into infinity. I love October that much.
The fact is that it’s October 17th and in two days, I’m hopping a plane to New York for my first ever trip to Rhinebeck, where I’ll hang out with plenty of other fabulous knitters, including Sillylittlelady. I’m so excited that I can hardly contain myself. I always thought that I worked best under extreme amounts of pressure (although, why I feel the need to is beyond my comprehension). So, of course I waited until the week before Rhinebeck to bring out my striped cardigan from the depths of my WIP basket. It took about 2 hours to finish my I-cord edging along the fronts and collar. And about 15 minutes to rip out one of the sleeves. Oh my yes. You read that right: I’m redoing the sleeves. They just never felt right and to be honest, that’s why the sweater found it’s way to the bottom of the pile. Sometimes after you’ve labored so hard on something and it doesn’t work out, you just need to look away for a long, long while.
The good news is that it won’t take long to knit them back up again, right?! Right. I wish you would stop looking at me like that. I think it’s perfectly reasonable to assume that they’ll be done by the end of today so I can block it and have it totally dry by Friday morning so I can take it with me as my Rhinebeck sweater. Completely possible. Anyways, even if you know that I’m wrong (which clearly, that’s a bigger possibility, seeing as I’m completely mental) don’t let on, please. It’s usually best to leave the mentally unhinged in their own space of derangement.
Other things are coming into progress too. The first sock is nearly complete and now that I’ve made it through all the challenging parts of knitting a first sock, I think the second sock should just fly off the needles…. There I go assuming things again.
By the by, does anyone else’s WIP basket look like this? It pains me to inform you that this isn’t my only WIP basket…Linking with Tami for WIP Wednesday.