It has been cloudy here for over a week. Yesterday, it seriously rained for 12 hours straight, not just sprinkles, a hard, steady, drench you as you exit your car kind of rain. It’s starting to make me cranky and it’s not lending itself well to bloggin’ since I am currently knitting something that’s dark purple and the lack of sunlight is making it virtually impossible to get good pictures of it. So, instead, it will just be words for you today.
I promised I would do some ‘splainin’ in this post (that’s explaining for any of you unfamiliar with the southern drawl), so I will. You may have noticed a post from my friends, Jen and Robin, last week. They are among my best friends from college. They know everything about me and did not know about my ‘blog. They knew that I knit, but I don’t think that the extent was fully understood until I visited Jen almost two weeks ago and taught her how to knit. She picked it up really fast and taught Robin how to knit. She has plans to teach another girl how to knit this weekend. Jen has already finished a scarf and one piece on a child’s sweater and Robin finished a scarf and is thinking about future projects. I have created a monster, and I love it. At any rate, I showed Jen my blog and now my secret is out. Jen has acknowledged the addictive qualities of knitting and I couldn’t agree more.
As far as what I’m knitting now, I’m working on a cardigan for Jen’s daughter. She is 18 months old and is the cutest thing ever. I’ve finished the two front pieces and the back. Now I’m working on the sleeves. Why are the sleeves always the slowest parts? I think for me it’s because I expect them to go quickly since they aren’t as wide and they never quite do. I’m doing them both at the same time and hope to finish it by this weekend.