I have new buttons on the way, for the sweater that has been waiting for them. I also had to reknit a portion of that sweater's sleeves, but that is done and I'm now happy-ish with the yarn color issues. Or not, I'll decide once the buttons are here and it has had a bath.
I finished Vitamin D:
I know that I probably never mentioned that I was knitting it, but it was a sweater in my queue for ages and the yarn (Madeline Tosh Merino Light, colorway Nebula) had been first tried as a doomed pullover, then ripped and I could not let the yarn win.
I do love this sweater. It fits well and goes over a bunch of black or gray tops. I would never have knit it when I was heavier though, the swingy open front is really swingy and open.
I also knit up another Trust Me with a Twist, this one out of the heavier Aran weight Noro Taiyo:
While I was knitting this one, I had a lot of waiting room questions about what it was going to be when it was done. I think that was because the colors are a bit clownish, but now that it's done, it brightens up a few of my black coats nicely. Griffin, it particular, was concerned since he is most likely to be seen with me in public.
Speaking of Griffin, on Saturday we are attending his school's Mother/Son Dinner Dance. He was hesitant about going, thinking he would spare me another year of dress drama (so epic the last few years) but once I told him I had 2-3 dress to choose from, he was eager to go. The food is not great, the music is too loud, but it is a blast anyway.
The dress I am wearing turned out to be too big when I tried it on last week, but it was easy to take in. Slightly harder was the shoe purchase and slightly emotional was the jewelry selection.*
Connor is back at school and is busy-busy. He has a heavy course load and a small part time campus job, plus work to do to get ready for his trip to Turkey and Greece in April.
I only have two more chemos to go and am still feeling quite well. I struggle a little with the fatigue and hope that that will improve once I'm done. The knee is still mostly better if I am careful with it.
I am sorting the closet again, this time making decisions about sweaters, both handknit and otherwise. I started last night, but got a little overwhelmed by the size and style ranges.
Today my goal is to reduce what I store by half, because I have an eventual goal of organizing a closet that holds about a third of what it used to be. I think I will get there and be better for it.
Anything that is lace stays though, I wear most shawl I have, although not all at once.
Added to my line up is this lovely Ishbel that was a gift from my friend Karen when she was in town last month:
So lovely and sweet, I wish that Karen made it to town more often.
I also finished a hat:
It is the Hallgrim Hat and I used some Rowan Pure Merino DK from the stash. I like the hat, but the twisted stitches became a slog and the finished hat is a little big, or maybe my head is smaller than I think it is.
Anyway, that is most of the news and, as always, I have left a lot out. I will try to post more, especially once chemo is finished. Thank you for putting up with me, I'm off to deal with a pile of 50+ sweaters.
* My neck is smaller and everything hangs too low, bumping into cleavage that can't hold it's own. I am wearing a necklace that, while costume, is loaded with memories of 1981 and a late, great friend.