Is it the weekend yet?
This week seems to be dragging on forever, and for no good reason. I should be making plans for the upcoming birthday season, but the thought of throwing three birthday parties in a row has me well, piqued. Any suggestions on how to entertain a yardful of 8-9 yo's? Boys. A yardful of 8-9 yo boys?
And right in the midst of birthday party season, we have back to school and end of contract. Yep, I'll be unemployed again, for at least 100 days. The team I am working with has already expressed interest in me coming back, although there are no promises. I plan to spend the 100 days reducing the fiber stash and bonding with my kids. I am actually looking forward to the break.
DH will be starting a new job soon. You can stop holding your breath, we are staying here! WooHoo! The new job is supposed to keep DH closer to home, but instead it seems to have given him the time to spend here and here and here doing this. OK, so not all of the pictures were not taken locally, but some of them were. I'm ok with all of this, because when he retires and is a scuba instructor, I'm gonna open a fiber studio. I just hope he retires to someplace cold where people actually wear wool. A girl has to have a dream, right?
Speaking of dreams, pretty soon a new baby will be able to have sweet dreams under this:
I sailed past the halfway point and am starting the decreasing side of the blanket. It looks like it will be big enough to fit an almost 4yo comfortably.
The original concept of the DFBB was to knit the DFS edging, with a garter stitch middle. Sivia has made a few, and she knit two triangles and then seamed them together. At knitting night a while back, spinner extraordinaire suggested out loud that I should just be able to double-decrease the way back, and knit the piece all in one instead of two triangles that would later need seamed. I took her advice and am doing the following:
right side: yo, slip 2 as if to knit, knit, pass 2 slipped stitches over (for a left leaning double decrease)
left side: k2tog, slip this stitch back to left needle, pass next stitch over, slip stitch back to right needle, yo (for a right leaning double decrease)
Here's a close up of the corner. You can see I have started the decrease rows.
Source of inspiration for double decreases? The Mystery Stole 2:
I'm on row 37, first side, of the 100 "released" pattern rows so far. This is my first project with laceweight yarn, and I am taking it slow. I should probably put in a lifeline soon. Knock wood, I hope I have not jinxed myself.