The Great Spring Discontent is upon us. Every grocery store magazine shouts that we have eaten too many cookies and indulged in too little exercise; the Twin Spring Imperatives, Dieting and Exercising, must begin; No More Bingeing. I am full of remorse. Thumbing through magazines looking for any advice I can immediately put into action, I see, Reduce your appetite with small, controlled snacks.
It sounds oh so sensible and easy to implement, but I binge AND snack. On knitting. All winter I have been bingeing on sweater knitting and snacking on sockknitting. (Is sockknitting one word yet?) At one point, my husband gently suggested that perhaps I was knitting too much? (He has scars to prove it.) Over knitting, Indeed!
Clearly, it is time to straighten up. Spring is almost here.
Before my Spring Knitting Diet took hold, progress had been made on Earthbound; I am more than halfway done if the old sleeves will suffice for the new sweater. If new sleeves are called for, well, Im afraid that Earthbound is in for a spring and summer hibernation.
The top-down knit has made it twenty-one inches, almost to the bottom. (By the way, that is MORE inches than there are between Australia and New Zealand on my map.)
There is one more sweater that is done except for the finishing. What could possibly be so hard about setting in the sleeves and knitting the neck? Any ideas?
The good news is that my Spring Knitting Diet has produced a new colorway. Behold, Lilac on Mohair Boucle.
Maybe this diet wont be so bad after all. Anyone ready for a snack?