I started this on Friday during a frenzied 'I-have-to-cast-on-something-new' moment. I think I was still on a Botanical Knits 2 high from the mitts (last post). It was going to be Flourish. What was I thinking? First of all, this beautiful sweater doesn't need to be knit in grey (yes, this IS me saying this)....and I already have way too many grey sweaters that I love. I don't need another one.
So, while I was cruising around the house and Ravelry (and throw in a little Pinterest) at 11pm, 12:30am, 2am, 4:30am, and finally up for the day at 5am....I had pretty much settled on this. The question is...do I really want to knit this or am I reacting to the sleep deprived stupor Derby has put me in?
Derby. (my grand-dog)
Bless her little pea-pickin' heart. (That's southern for 'she's bugging the cr*p out of me'.) I'm doggie-sitting this weekend. She's ancient old, crippled arthritic, nearly blind, but she's oh, so sweet. I felt like I was dealing with a new born. Up every hour or so. What do you want? Are you hungry? Thirsty? Have to go out? Have sundowners? Miss your family? Here....have a cookie and go back to sleep. Come to think of it....that was probably the reason she was up. She may have just been in her Cookie Monster persona.
Another night like that and this blanket will be done.
(hee hee--who am I kidding?!!)
Pattern: Umaro by Brooklyn Tweed
Yarn: Paton's Classic Wool
The pattern was written for bulky yarn (YUCK) on size#15 (YUCK YUCK) needles. This worsted is as bulky as I go...so I picked the longest, largest needle I had (which was a #7) and added 6 repeats to the pattern (because that's how many stitches fit on this needle).
This all made perfect sense at 5am this morning.