A FINISH, FINALLY!! My Chaos Cables is COMPLETE. I know I’m yelling. It’s pretty exciting stuff. We’ve had some unseasonably chilly weather, so I’ve been wearing it inside to keep me toasty. Spouse joked that it looks like a knit straight jacket if I pull it down over my arms… He isn’t wrong. I took some pictures this past Thursday, at 10pm. After I finish a few more items, Chaos Cables (v. 2.0) is on! This would make a WICKED warm skirt (I pulled it down to skirt length but it was too big at the top).
Since I married two projects together AFTER they were added to the list, I’m going to consider this finish projects 8 AND 9. I make the rules!
I’m 12″ of 18-20″ of the body. The sleeves may be abbreviated, don’t think I have enough. I tend to run too hot in long sleeve sweaters, so this isn’t a bad thing. The sleeves will also be a tad on the fitted size with a loose body. This was a “wing it” project. Oh, and I have to rip out the provisional cast-on and do a neck. 2×2 rib, likely.
Also on the list: 4 X-mas stockings for a friend. I finished the body of the first one, sans fold-over monogrammed top. I started the second yesterday. Only to discover this afternoon that I actually cast on 10 stitches more than the first one. I had to rip the whole thing back. Ugh. With a bulky yarn, on size 10 needles, it was too noticable to keep.
OH! I’m doing an informal attempt at the Minimalist/30 day de-clutter challenge. My spouse is thrilled, because he doesn’t like clutter. Also, getting rid of things we don’t need/want/use around the house brings him joy. I started in my TEENY TINY bathroom. No pictures, because bathroom trash isn’t something that needs to be on the internet. Day 1: tinted sunblock sample that I don’t really like.
Day 2: consolidated 2 partially used bottles of conditioner. chucked a deodorant that I’ve been complaining about for months.
Day 3: the last little bit of a perfume sample. the last little bit of a “primerizer” sample, the last little bit of a hair mask that I wasn’t impressed with.
Day 4: 5 pair of practically brand new underwear that never fit right. Its like they just made the size XS as wide as the L/XL but never adjusted the rise. Oh and they SHRUNK horribly when washed the first time. No one wants underwear that doesn’t cover their butt crack.