Today was my first day back in the office since being out sick the beginning of this week. While I am feeling better than I have during the past week, I am not quite a 100% but I can tell I am on my way. My head isn't spinning as much as it has been and I'm not as fatigued.
Anyway, last night I did cast on for my second Country Garden Monkey sock. I only did the twisted rib section before hitting the sack with Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows (I am almost finished!).
So I just have to tell everyone that I really did work very hard today. Honest. During my 10 shift I managed to get four of the six pattern repeats completed. I'm telling you, it really took a lot out of me! I don't know if I can handle another hard day like today. LOL One thing that I noticed about this sock is the pooling of the blues and pinks on the diaganol. I love it. As of this writing, I have completed the fifth pattern repeat. It seems like I'm sailing with this second sock. Yoo Hoo!
So I was reminded a few weeks ago about this blue sweater I started last winter. I am completing the Pretty In The City Romantic Sweater from the Family Circle EasyKnitting Winter 2004/05 issue. I have even had the yarn to knit this sweater since Winter 2004/05. I have yet to successfully knit a sweater that I like on me. So when I started this one I was very optimistic. I was really on a roll with the back. As you can see from the picture below I am actually almost done with it.
Some may ask why I haven't completed this sweater yet? My answer is that I am stuck on the pattern. Fortunately my sister Mary Beth happens to have this exact same issue so when I was having difficulty interpreting the pattern she was a quick phone call away. After three phone conversations, I still couldn't figure out what the problem was. I even checked online to see if there was a correction to this pattern but I had not luck. The Family Circle EasyKnitting website is now someone's blog. Ugh.
When I go home for the Christmas holiday I plan on packing this baby in my suitcase. My sister and I will figure out what the deal is. I really can't wait because I really love the style of this sweater. I just hope it actually fits when all is said and done. So until then, this is my UFO sweater in hibernation!