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Best Laid Plans and All of That

by erin on April 5, 2016

I would love to say that I had a lot of time to knit on my Stripes Gone Crazy cardigan.  But the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley, and they are not kidding.  Allow me to explain:


I knew my week would be rather hellish, because I had a chemistry test coming up.  I anticipated needing lots of time to study.  I did not anticipate that my son would get terribly ill, and it would take several trips to the doctor’s office to diagnose what was going on.  In the meantime, my daughter and I also got sick.  My children had strep throat and the flu simultaneously (yes, we all got flu shots) and I think I got just strep.  And just getting strep was enough to make me want to curl up in the fetal position and cry like a baby.  Instead I took antibiotics, tried to take care of the kids as best as I could, and slung disinfectant all over every stationary object I could reach. The kids are almost all the way back to full strength, and I really hope that’s the last of the germs for a while.  And, amazingly, my husband never caught so much as a sniffle.  Boggles my mind.


I have only some progress to show you on this cardigan, but it’s still entertaining me to no end.  At least, it was entertaining, until the stitch markers got moved around and the pattern forgot to tell me.  I didn’t notice until I was a few (or twelve) rows in…




And I’ve basically left it its ramen noodle state since.  I will pick it back up and knit up all those frogged stitches, but it’s too crazy right now.  I know the lighting is lousy.  I was rather bereft after losing all that ground, and couldn’t bring myself to turn on the light to take the picture.


But I was soothed to come in to Yarns Etc and see all the pretty yarns that were happy to see me in broad daylight.  Wisdom Yarns has Pix, a generous 420 yards of sock yarn for making socks or a shawl.




Great Adirondak Yarn Company has also delivered the goods:




Behold the happy rainbow of Koigu!




So there’s a yarn to cure what ails you, be it strep, flu, poor written patterns, or plans gone awry.  And I am grateful!

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Addie Calvitt April 5, 2016 at 7:56 pm

Oh what beautiful yarns! I am at a stage where I have SO many things I want to knit, and I can’t get the current project off my needles fast enough!


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