Sunday, June 15, 2014


Since last checking in, I've been working on my Fine Knit Sweater. More off than on, but I had a productive spate of stitching-making this weekend. The right panel was a month-long project. In contrast, I cast on for the front left panel Friday night and finished it less than 48 hours later. I'd set a goal of getting this finished before the fall semester starts up in August. Doesn't look like that will be a problem from this vantage point.

My ratio calculation system continues to work. I had a moment of panic last week when I thought the sloped decrease across the chest wasn't steep enough, but it's okay. When I pinned all the pieces to check my progress this afternoon, everything matched up. Whew.

As I've worked on this over the weekend, I've been watching the opening World Cup matches. I'm not the biggest sports fan, but I do enjoy international competitions like this and the Olympic Games. Seeing people at the top of their sport doing their best (or not), is always satisfying, even if I don't always know what's going on. But I figure if were going to go see our nephew play in the World Cup some day, I should bone up on how this sport works. It makes for good background TV while working.

In the meantime, I suppose I should also work on my crochet skills so I can support my team with an attention-grabbing headdress, like the one I saw a guy sporting in a crowd of Ecuador supporters. How can anyone in Brazil stand to have anything like that on...ever?