Friday, March 24, 2006
The Light at the End of the Tunnel
So I was knitting along on the yoke, la la la, and all of a sudden it was long enough! So it's all over but the shouting. Or in this case, the edging. The edging is going well, but I'm a little worried about running out of yarn. This size (large) that I'm making calls for 5 balls of Calmer, and since the next size up also calls for 5 balls, I figured I'd be fine. I just don't have a clear picture of how much yarn the 11-stitch band is taking up. The color I'm using is also discontinued, so getting another ball is pretty much out. If I do run out, I could undo the whole band and redo it with a narrower, 7 or 9- stitch band. Except, I would probably never do that, and the sweater will live in nearly-finished limbo in the closet. Well, we'll see.
Reading: I've decided on Death on Demand, the first in Carolyn Hart's mystery series set in a mystery bookshop on an island. It's cute, and will probably take another hour to read.
Writing: I'm almost done with the coffeeshop scene, which will probably be half of chapter 4. It's nearly at 16,000 words. I like the way the mystery is evolving; there are a lot of suspects at this point. I think I want to try to reveal one interesting secret about one of the suspects in the second scene of this chapter.
Cooking: Not a thing since tamales. And it'll be a few days, as we're spending the weekend at my in-laws' house.