Well....I'm back from a long hiatus. I found that I stopped knitting during late spring and summer. All summer. Just too much to do outside, I guess.
That said now that it's fall I've caught the bug again and am working on a couple of projects including a top down sweater for my six year old and a couple of baby sweaters using knitpicks merino wool. The knitpicks wool is incredible soft...although I'm a tad bit concerned because it's handwash only, but I couldn't resist the cost. I'm working on my gauge swatches now. The aldi turbos in seven (per pattern) were a tad too big so I've switched to sixes. Cross your fingers that it works!
As for the top down sweater...I'm going to keep working on it, but I'm afraid I'm doomed. First, after knitting six inches of it I found an error in the pattern and had to start over. Yes, start over!!!! Six hours of work downt he tubes. The author of the pattern was nice and did confirm the error when I contacted her, but still. I wish she had put the error on her website so that I could have corrected it BEFORE I started knitting. Now, I'm a good eight inches down and found another error...said to knit three inches on the placket, but I think I have to backtrack and re-knit six rows. #@$@#$@#!!!! I was supposed to have 54 stiches between the back two stictch markers and found I have 58! Anyway, I went back into the pattern and figured out that I should have ended the placked two rows earlier in order to reach her numbers...so a frogging we will go. I haven't touched in in a four days because I just haven't been able to face the frogging again. On a good note I'm using a gorgeous burnt orange Peace Fleece wool.
All knitting aside...it's Sunday night and I've just finished watching Grey's Anatomy
. Good god, I love that show. For years my weekly TV time was dedicated to ER
and the West Wing
. But, I have to admit...after all these years together it's time to move on. Now it's Grey's Anatomy and the new show with Gina Davis as the President on Tuesdays. Isn't it sad when you desperately wish the television character was the REAL president?
I have to admit I do feel guilty for neglecting the West Wing
. But the writing was never really the same after the original screen writer left the show. I really should have shared that observation with Bradley Whitford when I stood behind him in the ice cream line at the Fourth of July the summer before last. (Yes, true story) Instead, I just bit my tounge and smiled like a good local welcoming a tourist.
But back to my new favorite medical drama...the only pet peave I have is that they don't accurately portray Seattle. Really! My husband and I lived in Puget Sound for six years before we moved east and I ADORED the Pacific Northwest with all my heart. Every day I wish I could go back! So, I'm much too invested in the way they portray the city. On tonight's episode there was a major thunderstorm. Ok...yes, it's possible. But, in the six years we lived there it thundered TWICE. In fact, I know because I called my Mother each time! I grew up in Minnesota...home of REAL thunderstorms. I really had to struggle hard to suspend reality this evening...but I did it and I'm so glad I did because Sandra Oh's character got back together with her boss surgeon. Good decision!!