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Wednesday
Feb012006

Giving up on categories already

Well, putting everything in the same category. Too much like hard work to keep moving everything around!

The house was very warm this morning. A whopping 22 degrees! That's about 4 degrees higher than a normal morning. And the bathroom was toasty. If anything, I'm going to have to turn the downstairs heaters down a little. Bit stuffy. Amazing how sensitive a body is to a few degrees difference!

It seems that my hand muscles are complaining a bit about this new way of knitting. The muscles in my thumb pads on both hands are stiff as! Guess again that that will come down to knitting the other way for 20+ years, then switching suddenly. Still, Otis is coming along nicely. I've finished both sleeves, the back, and am a third of the way up the left front. No, that's not the best order to attempt it in! I should have started with the sleeves (as I was learning, and my tension could have been a bit variable) then moved to the fronts. Because of the decreases for the sloping side, there is less flexibility in number of rows. It would have been better to knit the fronts then matched the back to them. Hopefully it'll come out ok anyway. I've also goofed slightly. I clearly had some kind of mental aberation during cast on, because I've only started with 60 stitches when the pattern calls for 62. Not terminal, and to be honest I'd rather have the wrap a little narrower, but what was I thinking? I could have sworn I'd read that line a couple of times! Oh well.

I feel really positive today. Don't know why! Perhaps because of the big leaps forward over the last couple of days, everything feels like it's moving again, whereas it had all been feeling a bit stalled. All I need to do now is transfer that into doing some work!

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