What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours. Here was Eris yesterday:
Both Marguerite and I were not happy with the way Eris was turning out. So by mutual agreement, we frogged (or at least I frogged – haven’t seen proof of hers, but I know it’s coming). Although this was a truly ingenious project with the short row shaping, we just weren’t happy with the cables. Maybe it’s the yarn (we’re both using Peruvian Highland Wool) that just wasn’t right for the project, but we decided that we didn’t want to invest all that time on a project that we weren’t truly crazy about.
We cast about for another KAL project, and the plan now is for me to play catch up on FLAK. I swatched and this pattern fits the yarn so well. As cables go, it’s fairly simple, but looks very complex. And I’ve been wanting to do a top down Aran. Here’s my progress so far:
Still a long way to go before I catch up with her and don’t know how much knitting time I’ll get in this week. I really want to finish my one class by the end of April and then I’ll be free for the summer! I’m getting down the home stretch on my classes. If I really concentrate I can be done in four more semesters. That probably seems like forever, but when you’ve been going to school for almost 10 years, it’s no time at all!
This next Friday my husband and I are going over to the mainlaind to a place called Dinners Ready. The idea is that you order meals ahead of time and when you arrive, they have the kitchen set up for you to put your meals together into freezer-ready parcels. The theory is that then you have ready to go meals for those days when you’re too busy to cook. It’s a little pricey, but nowhere near as expensive as ordering out, which is what we tend to do when things get busy. It sounds kind of fun and their menus change every month. We need some variety – we have gotten into such a rut with cooking! And I’m hoping that once we’ve done it there we can come up with our own ideas to do at home.