...but Fetching. Well, it's a partial pair of... this must be a Fetching-ette -- I see now, in morning light, where I misread the directions, and why I have only two cable crossings at the cuff rather than three. I just couldn't see what I was missing last night and thought that perhaps I was reading right through something about a variation... My cast-off edge is quite loose, also, and with the clarity of the new day, I think this shall be frogged entirely. Love is all I can say about it, though. I'm using the same yarn that Carole used for hers (it's where I got the idea!) -- Classic Elite Wings. It's stash yarn, one of three mis-mmatched skeins (though I can only locate two at the moment) that bought on a whim for a specific project and, well, I don't know what I was thinking. This is a much better use.
I needed a break from all the garter stitching on Elizabeth Zimmermann's Rib Warmer, though the shaping helps to keep the knitting from being too tedious. I'm also using stash yarn for this, some Filatura di Crosa Nikerboker from ages ago. There's a little bit of alpaca in the mix, and it develops a very soft, fuzzy glow. I have plenty of this in gold, and also some blue, and think I'm going to use the rest of it all up to make a little sweater for Mack. There was a cute pattern in Yarn Play that might work.
The current plan is to finish the Rib Warmer (knit the other half) and Coup d'Etat (button band, collar, seaming), a pair of Fetchings (quick, soft, warm... quite fetching), and re-work the bottom of Williamsro, and then I'll be ready for Latvian Mittens. I am thinking of January 31st for a starting date.
Ali is moving back to the dorm at school today -- classes start again soon. Last week, she and two friends paid a deposit on a house to rent for next fall; she'll be moving in with another friend over the summer. I'm not sure she'll ever live at home again. It's kind of weird.
On Saturday, Katie's heading to Madison with one of her friends to look for a place to live in fall, too. She has applied to Madison and, considering they've accepted her a couple of times before, I see no reason why she won't be accepted again. She needs to "get on with it," as she says. She may never live here again, either. It's also kind of weird.
It's all part of everything and the way it goes, and I'm fine, but there will be some adjusting. I think it'll be a big adjustment for Maddy, too. She and Ali have become so close -- amazing, really, when I think on all those years when Ali just barely even tolerated Maddy's existence. That's the way it is, though, an ebb and flow in all relationships. Maybe Maddy and I will find more a flow to our relationship. I hope so.
There's a new photo album in the sidebar. Currently showing only one photo of one little thing, it will grow during the year and by the end, there should be 100 photos of 100 Little Things. I've been wanting to do 100 of something, and something with photography, and there are so many little things around here... I think it can work!