That’s what I felt like while I was working on this sleeve to my CPH. Because, of course, the words AT THE SAME TIME appeared inevitably in the pattern. And I got to thinking about it. Obviously, pattern writers need to put these words in all caps – because enough of us have apparently forgotten to AT THE SAME TIME do what they told us to do – be it increasing or decreasing or whathaveyou. It just feels like someone is hollering at me before I even make the mistake. I think they should take a different approach. I think, the should certainly include those vital directions, but don’t capitalize them. Italicize them. Then, at the end of that particular directional paragraph, capitalize BY THE WAY DUMBASS, DID YOU DO THAT AT THE SAME TIME THING?????? Much more effective, no? Anyway, I did manage to follow the directions the first go round, and I’m hoping the second sleeve moves along as easily. I did that one sleeve yesterday. And cast on for the second. I have the back and both fronts done. There is a slight possibility that I might have this done ( but not blocked) for Rhinebecking – and as long as the weather holds out, we are planning to go up for the day if not the weekend!
I could do all this sleeving around because…………………
Cobblestone is cobbledone. Ssssshhhh. Don’t tell Bob. When he saw me working on my red sleeve last night, he inquired where “his” sweater was. I told him I was sooooo pissed off at it, I ripped it out. I don’t think he believed me. I just held up my sleeve and said “nope, not working on it anymore.” Our anniversary is Saturday, so I will present it to him and take some artsy shoots if I can get him to model it. I’m pretty sure it’s going to fit and I did block another little bit into the length so it’s long enough for him. I really would make another, but not anytime soon. I have so many other things in the queue. So, Opal? You were right – I finished this Saturday night, ends woven in and all. And Wanda– Tada!!! Done!
This weekend was just a blur – after dropping Bob off at the AT, I worked at the bench a bit and headed off to knitting group. Had a great time, as usual. This group is such a joy to be a part of and it never fails to leave me relaxed and stress free. I’m glad to be apart of something like that and I really don’t think anything could keep me away. I value the time I get to spend with these talented ladies. Then it was home and back out later on for dinner with my DS and his GF. The day just flew by. Of course, I did get that knitting time in. And Sunday was a lazy kind of day, with the exception of picking Bob up from his backpacking trip. But it was just a beautiful, productive weekend.
Well, back to that second sleeve…..