I’ve been busy.
Also, I just discovered Fotor, a free photo online photo editor that you might see cropping up in future posts. Look, it makes collages go!
And dear bob there is so much to catch up on under the jump. SO MUCH.
It took a lot of ripping and a lot of knitting, but I got Dearli looking the way I wanted it to! Here’s how much yarn I took out of each front:
And here’s how the sweater is looking right now:
This is seriously the best fitting sweater I have ever owned, and it’s not even sewn together yet (notice how my black t-shirt showing on the right makes my arm look disembodied?)! Yesterday was a day of epic busy-ness: I finished knitting the sweater. I went grocery shopping. I photographed the sweater. I put ONE MILLION LOCAL SQUASHES in the oven (okay, it was one pie pumpkin and 1.5 kabocha squashes but still, the oven was full). Meanwhile, Killira decided that actually it was her sweater:
I washed the sweater. I made delicious pumpkin pie filling (for Thanksgiving, you know). I blocked the sweater. I made amazing squash soup. I washed ALL THE DISHES (I think I broke the hot water heater). Then I collapsed on the couch.
Now I’m still waiting for the darn thing to dry so I can sew it up and see if I can knit the ruffle while wearing it. I know once I put this one on for real I will never want to take it off. But why does wool have to take so long to dry?!?
Oh, and the pie was delicious! My grandma confessed that in all her 71 years, she’s never had a pumpkin pie that didn’t come out of a can…so thankful for the opportunity to share the yumminess! I also used the leftover pastry to make pumpkin tarts to share with my friends over the next few days so we can all enjoy the local squashly bounty.