Kindling Season and I even posted photos on Facebook but I totally forgot to blog about it. Actually...that might not have been such a bad thing because I'm back to knitting things that I'm not allowed to share and if it weren't for this, I'd have nothing to show you.
I ended up making only two modifications to the pattern. First, I worked four extra rows before I
put the sleeve stitches on hold. That gave him a little more room in the underarms (I feel like I've already told you this... if so, pretend you're reading it for the first time, lol). Second, I added 1.25" to the sleeves before working the cuff. He has long arms (wonder where he got those). Anyhow, he loves the sweater and the buttons that I got from Katie Wescott's etsy shop, Katrinkles.
I also find myself feeling completely disinterested in many of the things I usually like. I can't find anything decent to watch on tv. I don't know what to knit (for fun). I want to talk to someone on the phone but I have nothing to say. This isn't depression. It's sleep deprivation. I've fought this cycle before and I know what I have to do, but the pain in my back/neck isn't making that easy. Neither is the long, long list of things that need to get done (the high priority list, not the stuff that can slide another week). Neither is the constant need to play mediator to the men in my family, lest they kill each other and leave me to clean up that mess too, lol.