Craft Report: Moving on with my first real knitted piece

I don’t really have a defined length or size for this project because I will go as far as my yarn will get me.  I had bought three balls (or was it six?  I have to check my boxes up in the attic) of this yarn which was on sale.  It looks like an old blue and white dyed rough yarn, and the big and loose stitching actually works well with the texture.  I know I might’ve bought 6 of this particular shade but I have only 3.  I have a third ball waiting and if that’s it, I intend to “lengthen” the piece by knitting white on the two ends and doing the fringe in white as well. 

I managed to grab the needles this afternoon to do some rows, and I managed to consume all of the yarn I had unthreaded from the previous project.  Tomorrow I will connect the project to the third ball which has yet to be unspooled. 

I think it’s time to plan my next project.  I have come to realize that doing the clapotis at this point is much too ambitious for a novice knitter like me.  Maybe a loose sweater next?  I’m thinking of unravelling one of Alan’s nicer sweaters he wanted to give away but which I wanted to make into something for either Angel or myself..  perhaps..

How things have changed

We would normally have spent a long weekend like this going on a trip, but as I posted yesterday, plans changed because we had to consider how we would fare if Angel were with us.  Even doing errands can be impacted by a meltdown, like what happened this afternoon.  Preferences for spending an afternoon or a weekend night have also changed.  Whereas Alan and I would probably have chosen to get a drink in the city tonight or go out to dinner, we spent the evening home.  Angel is asleep now, but Alan and I are both awake past midnight.

Tomorrow we will try and sleep late but get things done nonetheless.  We have yet to do the grocery and we’re hoping for more sun.  Tuesday means going back to work.  No choice — but we still have the rest of Monday.