Knitting a top secret sample in December is not a good idea. (This is my first time knitting a top secret sample; maybe they're never a good idea!?!)Back in October, the owner of my LYS called to ask if I'd be interested in knitting sample(s) for the Spring Summer 2017 Shibui release. This was the first time our shop had been asked to participate in the sample knitting and I was flattered to be included. Of course I said yes. The next week Sam was born. Two weeks later I picked up my sample materials, briefly noting the December 31 due date. It wasn't even Thanksgiving yet and I was going to be knitting a short sleeved sweater in DK weight yarn on size 7 needles. I was happily knitting on No Tails, finished a pair of socks for Sara and a hat for Sam (still to be blogged).
|casting on the 2nd sleeve - that Due Date SO visible!|
Last Thursday, I finally set it aside (still needing 5" of cowl neck and two seams) to cast on the sample. Then early this week, I realized I really needed to have that sweater done well in advance of December 31. More like December 21 (so I could enjoy the holidays and Sara's visit). Whoa....
|taking a bath early this afternoon|
...and now back to the not-secret parts of December!
|yesterday morning, waiting for the puppet show to begin (Katie drove; I knitted in the car :-)|