P.S. If the full cartoon is cut off, you can either click it to make it bigger (thereby making it bigger, haha) or click the link for the cartoon at the original site. (I was having some problems with the formatting and in my previews it seems to be cut off on the right side.)
Finally the tendinitis has eased enough (of course, because I have a P.T. appointment at oh-dark-thirty tomorrow morning) that I have been able to do some knitting. I've done a teeny bit on my mother's Shetland sweater, but that's still a bit painful, so I've gone more for the softer and easier option -- the Calmer sweater -- and great progress has been made.
I've even done some swatching. Please note, you are on the RIGHT BLOG -- yes indeed, the anti-swatcher has actually swatched. Mark your calendar.
This is the second attempt, and though I have not yet figured out exactly what I want to do with that damn V, I have learned what NOT to do, so that's something.
I also reminded myself of something else really important: I love Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool yarn. I discovered this years ago, and panicked when the rumor was that they were going to discontinue it. I bought up enough (more than enough) for making a sweater at that time, literally for a song (and if you've ever heard me sing, you know how CHEAP that is!), when it was on sale at JoAnn.
It has sat untouched, in a plastic bag, all this time. I pulled it out the other day to swatch that basketweave scarf sample, and picked it up to continue to try to figure out this v-neck. Yarn snobs, cover your eyes: That is NICE yarn, and so cheap. I wonder if it pills something awful, but I don't care. I'm determined to make a sweater out of it. It knits up soooo nicely, and flows over the fingers like butter. Once we become yarn snobs, we forget these things. And sometimes the snobby super-expensive yarn turns out to be nothing but expensive, saggy, stretched out, pilly crap that did nothing but eat a hole in your retirement account. (Right, Sandy?)
There is even an Aran sweater pattern on the damn ball band, and it looks like a nice one (though it takes a high-power microscope to read it). I'm going to make it. Screw the snobs!