I want to thank everybody who took a moment to read my little tribute to Aunt Eva. Your kind comments gave me a smile on a sad day. She was a social creature to the core, and would find your attention enormously flattering.
Double Pointed Needles
I've also had a spate of helpful suggestions about working on double pointed needles. I realized last night that after working on Web sites since the mid-90s, many of which purported to be "online communities," for the first time I feel like I'm truly experiencing an online community. Thank you all!
Shut Up, I'm Counting
I took the London beanie to Stitch 'n' Bitch last night and royally screwed it up. At this time, talking and counting are mutually exclusive activities for me.
So, back at home I frogged it and started it over again. Once again, as with the sweater neckline, I was surprised to find myself enjoying the process instead of muttering oaths at work lost and time wasted. I swear I turn into a different person when I knit. A kinder, gentler Franklin, less inclined to throw things at people's heads.
So Beanie Version 3.0 is now on the needles, and this is the best go-round yet (thanks largely to the advice I've gotten from comments on this blog).
Picture forthcoming. Honest.