I didn’t get a whole lot done on the wrap today. Work was incredibly busy- it often is, on Mondays- and I’ve had a headache since about 9am or so. So here’s another photo of it, slightly larger, and this time with a nickel for scale! Wow, exciting!
Aaand this is what the yarn is doing to my pinky.
Also, I have an announcement to make…. Today, I made the formal decision to drop out of NaKniSweMoDo ’09. I had a number of reasons for this. The first, and most obvious, is that things keep coming up that are more important than sweaters for me or anybody else. Thank-you socks for a generous Great-Uncle and a wrap for a bereaved aunt are definitely priority one in my book. Others may not (and in some cases, made it clear that they do not) agree. Which brings me to another reason… I mean no ill of anyone specific in the group, but there was an air of (how do I say this nicely) purist tendency, I guess, in the group. Lots of people with strong opinions, which is fine, but it was starting to make me feel a teensy bit unwelcome. The third big reason I decided to quit is that I simply have decided I would rather focus more on designing and spinning this year than knitting sweaters. I’ll still knit a few- no question there- and I might even knit close to 12, we’ll see, but I don’t have to now. No one is watching to make sure I’m on-task. It’s a nicer feeling.