"You've Got Mail"
When the post man rings, well, he doesn't ring around here.....we have a rural mail box and the post man drives by in his white jeep and delivers the mail around 9:00 am. Usually, Daisy is on watch in the living room window, on the back of the chair, and she barks when the post man goes by.
Then we go to the mail box to see if anything interesting has arrived. Yesterday, there was a "You've got mail" card in the box.....it was addressed to She Ewe Knits, so I figured right away that it was a box of yarn - yeah, I never get tired of boxes of yarn!
After lunch, Daisy and I headed into town, to the Post Office, and yup - it WAS a box of yarn!
Daisy always wants to help with these things.
Stonewash, Dusk, Mulberry, Fog -- some of my favourite shades and I order them often so as to not run out.
After the shipping list is checked, downstairs they go onto the shelves. Daisy helps with this also.......running up and down the stairs with me. (I use this as a home exercise program and take a few bags of yarn down each time.)
After the yarn is put away, Daisy is pooped! No, this photo isn't upside down, Daisy is.....well, she's lying with her feet towards the wall, so to me that's upside down......usually she likes the wall behind her -- it makes me think she's extra tired.
Ok Alcea knitters -- I got dear Hubby to take this photo for me -- Alcea hasn't been blocked -- just a light steaming to flatten it out a bit -- so when I block it I'll give myself a couple of extra inches over the bustline and that will stop the front from gaping like it's doing here.
When I measure -- I need 21" sleeves. So, that works out to 3 full repeats of the pattern motif (18") and 3" corrugated rib cuffs.
I'm trying to decide whether to do the sleeves traditionally (pick up stitches and knit down) or to do them individually cuff up, or to do them in tandem the way I did for Erin. I have to decide.....it's the little decisions like this that seem to put me in a stall mode.......I should just knit everything as the pattern is written right?
To do the sleeve calculations, I need to pick up stitches on the body -- and then I'll be on the way!