The lure of the lizard
Last weekend, I washed the Peace Fleece Coup d'Etat Cardigan and pinned it out on my plastic-covered, accordion-fold, cardboard blocking board -- which is where it remains. I walk by several times a day and think that I should get to it -- I'm sure it's dry by now. There is a problem with one of the fronts. It's a problem that I have only just barely acknowledged and have spent a mere minute agonizing over -- all I know is that it will have to be re-done, I do not really care to dwell on what went wrong or where (there's plenty of time for that). I will un-do the lovely three-needle bind-off at the shoulder, rip to the start of yoke pattern or sleeve decreases or neck decreases (to be determined), and pick it up from there. That's my weekend project.
While I've ignored the Coup all week, I've succumbed to the lure of the lizard. I'd picked up a ball of Kureyon in Chicago so I could give Lizard Ridge a try -- and I'm now on ball number three. It's easy knitting, fascinating to watch the short-rows do their thing and to see the colors play. I think the remainders of the three balls can be used to make a fourth square and then I think I shall stop. I may make a pillow, or a number of pillows, or something for the shoulders, or a small blanket -- perhaps with deep borders of black in a stained-glass type of arrangement. 'Twould make a nice, small blanket for a lap, or maybe a stroller.
Our amazingly warm weather continues, and northwest is still getting hammered -- WOW, a 97 mph wind gust at Rockaway Beach! DH and I took a walk on the beach at Rockaway on our first date, when there just happened to be a very romantic, low-low-tide-with-full-moon. I was not so romantically wearing boots with heels which made walking on even hard-packed sand difficult, but that just adds a bit of wry to the memory. If my weather is a good indicator of yours, Elizabeth, I predict that the chance of a White Christmas is quite slim. To help in the holiday spirit department, I used a small gift to add James Taylor at Christmas to my holiday music rotation last night, and I am quite pleased.