Our house in Austin has been a hive of activity since I got back from Minnesota. New replacement windows in our patio room, painting, preparations for the bathroom remodel, phone calls to contractors and landscapers. I'm excited to get everything done NOW because each item that I tick off the list means I'm one step closer to living in the same house as my Husband again. He's been in Minneapolis working for the last two weeks and while I can take care of the house stuff on my own, I sure as hell miss him a ton.
With the cold weather creeping into the mid-west last week and his birthday yesterday, I briefly flirted with casting on another Husband Sweater over the weekend. The first one has been such a roaring success that it's made his way into his everyday wardrobe. Stitchy told me her husband calls these Sci-Fi Sweaters. You know, "it's a sweater he likes so much that he wants to wear it all the time until it looks like he's been wearing it for years, through an apocalypse and robot wars and everything else." Exactly like you'd see in the Matrix. The only problem with knitting one now is that I just don't have the time. I could start it, but with the house and moving schedule on a tight time frame I know that I'd barely be able to finish a sleeve nevermind a man's sweater.
Thankfully sanity prevailed and rather than kill myself trying to knit a birthday sweater before winter is over, I killed myself and knit a scarf for him before he flies back into Austin tonight. I cast on Saturday night, bound off Monday morning and still managed to get the windows installed and paint a closet. Whew!
Pattern: Fiona Ellis' Campus Scarf from Scarf Style (I'm getting good use out of this book lately)
Yarn: 1.75ish skeins of Cascade 220 in colour 8400. Normally I find 220 to be a little scratchy, but the last few hanks I've bought have been really soft. Add in some Soak Wash and it's perfect.
Needles: Size 7 (US) bamboo
Modifications: I wanted this scarf to be a little more sophisticated so I didn't knit the coloured stripes.
Started: February 3rd, 2007
Completed: February 5th, 2007
Final Verdict: I'm going to pick him up at the airport right now, so we'll know soon enough!