No matter how many posts I write describing the process of knitting my Mondo, for one reason or another, I can finished them. Despite the lack of a public acknowledgement, the Mondo grows and I just might be able follow through to the last bind off. My hopes have been raised, my sights set. If only I had a magic wand.
I'm holding my breath, wondering, hoping the sweater will fit. A top down sweater is easy to try on as you go, and that was accomplished several times during the process, but I still wonder. Knitting with (what I consider to be) big yarn and large gauge is hard on my hands. Knitting top down leaves a ton in your lap no matter what you knit first...the body, or sleeves, or any other combination you wish, it's still an unwieldy mass at some point. The mass feels like a many legged monster, an octopus or something...well, forgive my silliness, as I'm a little overwhelmed at the moment.
I can't think of one part of my life that doesn't demand constant attention at the moment, and that isn't a compliant. There is just so much to do, so much I want to do, and knitting this sweater is one of many things on my table at this moment.
September is here, summer is slipping away, no matter how tightly I grasp it. This weekend we're planning fun with friends, fun in the sun, and mountains, and garden, and on the patio, and everywhere we can stretch ourselves.
Enjoy your weekend! Is this really the last weekend of summer?