Is Mercury in retrograde*?
Both Susan and Margene experienced frogging and reknitting of their NaKniSweMoDo sweaters this month. And yesterday I discovered that I needed to rip out 6″ of the body of my Baby Cables and Big Ones Too.
I was so excited about having gotten through all of the waist decreases and one of the increase for the hips. Until I realized that I’d only been doing the waist decreases on one side. I suppose I could have just ignored it and walked around bent to one side. Sigh.
I ripped and ripped… and then reknitted and reknitted. Many hours later, I’m still not back to where I was. But at least it’s stockinette in the round. But I’m still excited about the project – I think I’m really going to like it. As long as I have enough yarn to finish. Which is questionable. But I’m not worrying about that yet.
I also started on a more portable project – Wisp, using ShiBuiKnits Silk Cloud in Chinese Red. I had dreaded having to wind the skein, but with a bit of help from DH, it went quite well. I put the skein in the freezer for a few hours first. I don’t if it helped or not, but there weren’t any tangles, and I ended up with a nice, loosely wound ball. I love the sheen of this yarn.
*I just checked my horoscope for this month. It says, in part:
You may need to have a bit of patience this month because your ruling planet, Venus, is about to retrograde from March 6 to April 17. This means that you may experience a setback, or you may need to tweak a project or a relationship to make it work better
Well. There you go.
Oh, and good news! I just found out that the Pontiff will be on our local Channel 4 news. They’re doing a feature on Switch Salon, which recently converted to using his LED lights. They’re filming tomorrow afternoon, but we don’t know when it will air.