16/19ths not far enough

41107_026_500x374My orchid is blooming!  After being dormant for a long time, my plant gave us this gift of beauty.  The only thing not-quite-right with this picture is the blowing snowstorm out the window.

As I sit inside knitting, I wish I was done already with my cardigan.  Today would be a perfect day to wrap myself up in it’s soft comfyness.  But the reality is that I am only 3/19ths of the way done.  To make matters worse, it’s a 2×3 rib and the knitwork just scrunches up and makes my progress look smaller than it really is.  Sigh.  By the time I finish this project, the summer heat will be here and I’ll have to wait even longer for the satisfaction of finally wearing it.

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But anyway, here is the update and some stats:

Project:Ribbed Jacket by Joanne Seiff
Yarn:Andean Silk from Knit Picks.  55% Superfine Alpaca, 23% Silk, 22% Merino Wool in Navy
# Skeins: 19
Needles:ChiaGoo Bamboo size 6 circulars, 32 inches.
# of times defecated upon: 2
Miles traveled:2312

As much as I’d like to work on it more today, one of my little girls has a stomach bug and this sweater seems to be a magnet for unexpected bodily secretions.  It’s being put safely away until later.

–Erika

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One thought on “16/19ths not far enough

  1. I love the stats at the end! You crack me up.
    Wow, 19 skeins. I’m contemplating buying that much for an upcoming gift, but it seems like, gulp, a lot.
    Am officially over and done with this snow. Blah.

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