Monday, April 16, 2018

Knitting notes

Thank you so much for the encouraging comments on my last (slightly depressed sounding) post! It really made me feel better to read them.

We had a good weekend. Lots of smaller tasks done, a bit of work in the garden, a visit to one of the girls (to help hang a coat rack) on Friday and a visit from another one on Saturday.
We talked through some of my worries and had a great conversation with a young woman that owns our favorite place to buy fries. She recognized us and also remembered not seeing us for a while. When we mentioned having been in CuraƧao she told us she was just back from two weeks vacation there. Although she was not really considering moving permantly (but she mentioned her boyfriend did talk about not wanting to leave), she loves the island as much as we do and it was great to talk about it. Got to keep the love alive.
Speaking of keeping the love alive: we did something crazy and booked tickets to go back for the month of June! Hopefully the house will be on the market by then, but if not... well, we decided to take things the way the come and to stop worrying.

Anyway. I titled this knitting notes, so let's move on to the knitting!

I manage to squeeze in a few rows of knitting between everything else and actually made some progress on the cardigan. The lace knitting turned out harder then I thought and I've been thinking about ripping back and just do stockinette more than I'd like to admit. But it seems I'm finally getting the hang of it. Though there's a mistake I discovered when it was too late to fix it (about 20 rows down, I feared I would mess up it even more) - I'll just try to ignore that part and see it as a lesson to let go of perfection. Also on hindsight I maybe should have mirrored the lace on one side, but I think figuring out how to do that and keeping up with an even more complicated pattern would be too much for me to handle right now. I do like the way it looks now so I'm hopeful that this will be a cardigan I'll actually wear a lot.

I also tried to organize my "stash". Ha! Yes, this is it. Most of it is cotton, which I think is not really suitable for knitting hats. It will be used to knit dishcloths I think, but I don't really feel like knitting them right now.
So I really need to go yarn shopping soon. Isn't that sad? ;-)

Linking up with Jeannie Gray Knits' Makers' Monday


  1. Glad that you were able to get some relief from worry. At least you can count down the days to your return in June.

  2. The need to go yarn shopping... What a tragedy! LOL Your sweater is gorgeous!

    1. Thank you.
      Yeah, you should feel sorry for me ;-)