Tuesday, November 03, 2015

november post 3: election day knitting

I assure you that I serve as an election official for reasons beyond this: it is the only day of the year that I am compelled to sit in one room all day long--and I can knit.
 My duties include reminding voters how to feed their ballots into the tabulator after they've filled in their choices  " up or down, either side works!",  helping them if it doesn't go in correctly "Sir? Sir? ...SIR! DON"T LEAVE!  YOUR BALLOT WAS REJECTED"......and handing out the little stickers.

Above, where I was, knit-wise, by around 5 pm. Later I got the sleeves to matching lengths, went through that floppy sloppy stage of attaching them to the body that had already been knit, had the satisfaction of getting it to that all under control, smugly working on the yoke stage--and then realized something was not.quite.right.   One of my underarms had no stitches under it. I am not sure how that happened. I'm hazarding a guess it was operator failure, not a pattern error.  

But let's not dwell on how I'll solve this , let's appreciate this yarn. Berroco Fiora in a silvery grey called Georgia. It's a cotton alpaca wool and viscose blend, has a beautiful glowy quality, feels amazing to knit and is exactly the right weight sweater for now.  I hope I get it off the needles and onto my back--with normal armpits ---soon.


Mary Lou said...

Oh dear - I sure hope it was operator error. Yikes. I want to make one with my Georgia, too. I just been lazing around making socks and a giant washcloth blanket for my godson.

margene said...

You'll have your sweater back on track in no time. It's always a drag to take out and redo, but every knitter does it. I'm one of the best I know at fixing operator errors.

Carole said...

I bet you have it figured out by now. Hooray for election day knitting!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

At least you don't have to knit another sleeve! So close. I'm almost done with sleeve one. They take longer than I think!