Friday, February 21, 2020

The Short Weeks Are the Longest

Why does it seem that the weeks that are a day shorter than usual seem to stretch out to last longer than the usual five days? That's certainly been the case this week. It hasn't been particularly crazy; the week has just seemed to crawl by. But today the sun is shining (even if is only about 16F outside at the moment), and we're supposed to have two sunny, milder days this weekend, so I guess I really shouldn't complain.

I have gotten a lot of sweater knitting done this week -- take a look at this:

It's a bit hard to see -- while it's getting light earlier in the day, it's still not that bright -- but I've started the ribbing at the bottom of my Darkwater. The pattern calls for an inch of 1x1 ribbing, but I like a bit more than that on the bottom of my sweaters, so I started an inch higher and will be binding off after two inches. These rounds are moving a little slower, but I know once they're done and I move on to the sleeves, the knitting will fly by.

I also finished up the first of my socks yesterday, thanks to some bonus knitting time during a webinar, though it looks pretty terrible right now -- this is one sock that badly needs to be blocked!

The second sock has already been started and went with me to a board meeting last night, so I'm hoping it won't be too long until this sock has a mate.

I finished reading An American Marriage yesterday, and wow, what a powerful book. I can't really say I enjoyed it, because it's very painful to read at times, but I really appreciated it and admired the writing. I still have a few more chapters of Olive to get through tonight/tomorrow, and I'm keeping my eye on my library holds. There are just two people ahead of me for Bury Your Dead, but in the meantime I got a special "skip the line" notification on The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, which I heard about from Paula of the Knitting Pipeline podcast, so I guess I know what I'll be doing if it's another slow day at work today!

Whatever you have planned for your weekend, I hope it includes some sunshine, some knitting, and some reading!


  1. Short weeks do feel longer, especially when the sun is shining on a Friday and we want to get out and enjoy it (despite the cold temperatures). Your Darkwater is growing by leaps and bounds, and I hope you have a lovely weekend full of sunshine, knitting, reading, and other fun!

  2. Your sweater is indeed flying! Wow! I almost have a completed sock! :) Happy Weekend!

  3. Congratulations on being almost done - and 50% of the sock being finished! Have a great weekend. :)

  4. Was it a short week? it felt incredibly long here ;-) I'm amazed how fast your Darkwater is coming along. yay! (and my current pattern calls for just an inch of ribbing and maybe I should knit it longer ... or maybe not?! ... ) and my bookclub's March choice is Book Woman. Sadly I will miss our meeting, so I am happy you're reading it, too. apparently there is controversy. and that always makes for good discussion!!

  5. What nice progress on your sweater. I think sleeves go rather quickly after the body of a sweater but I know others disagree. I just listening to the other book about the pack horse librarians - The Giver of Stars. Still trying to decide what I think about it.