The husbeast is off on another round of buying car parts, and installing them in various vehicles. Some for repairs, some for the fun of it. The latest round of purchases arrived this morning and is piled in my front hall. It looks like the front office of a car dealership.
We've got a tropical storm parked over the house, and I intend to spend the rest of the day (or at least the Goober's nap time) holed up, knitting. I've already begun worrying about whether I'll have enough yarn.
Khris asked about whether or not doing stranded color left little snaggy things on the inside of the knitting and the answer is, yes. That's why you're not supposed to strand color much longer than an inch, without knitting it in again. There are other ways to work it, though, and Armenian knitting is probably going to be the next big thing - it's a method of using two colors for an entire sweater, twisting them every few stitches. The unused color kind of shows through on the front, but it's all over, so it looks like a design element, and not a mistake. It's an old method used by Elsa Shiaparelli, and there's a new book about it coming out soon from Meg Swansen.
There have also been comments in strikke-alongers blogs about finishing their project in a month. It'd be nice, but don't sweat it if you run over. It's going to take a miracle for me to finish this sweater in a month.
Sorry for the blah blog post today, but it's a blah kind of day around here.