I'm loving this rip-along. I'm just looking for more stuff to rip. Over the weekend I ripped (and started anew) a sweater for Cheburashka. Today I ripped out the sleeves and front panels of a jacket I nearly completed last year. Since I alternated skeins, I had to rip out two rows using the winder, then two rows by hand. It wasn't as bad as I'd thought it would be. Didn't take long at all, but I did leave the back for tomorrow.
It didn't occur to me to take a "before" photo until I ripped out the sleeves:
Pardon the cat. Couldn't get her off it, and the battery was running low on the camera. Anyway, you can see on the straight edge where I didn't alternate rows and the color came out darker than the other end, where I did. It pays to listen, people: when they tell you to alternate rows on handpainted yarn, do it. And do it consistently.
My wrist is hurting a little. I've been lucky so far, and haven't had any wrist problems. I'm going to take it easy for a day or two so nothing develops. I have been on the computer a lot this past weekend; I think that's at fault. So I'm going to sew a knitting needle case out of some mudcloth and an old pair of pants. In clearing out my closets I found my sewing bag, and lots of cool fabric. A few years ago I made a hat from the mudcloth (and lost it. Someone in NY is styling in my hat- if a woman snatches it off your head and runs, it's me). The leftovers will become a knitting case. I knew someday I'd find a use for it.
Today was a me day: after shipping Cheburashka off to daycare, I got right back into bed. I had things to do, but needed a little more time. Two hours did the trick. I had an odd dream about working in the Empire State building. After work, I got on a crowded subway, where a woman wanted a seat so she could knit, and sat on my lap without asking. I was cool with it- after all, she had to knit. She was making a scarf out of pink mohair and a dark brown, furry yarn. People came over to ooh and aah over the scarf, but I was horrified by it.
What was up with that?