Sunday Solitude

I am alone. Literally alone. I’m petsitting for the sister and got here last night and it’s just me and one dog and one cat. And guys? It’s kind of delicious. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love my people and my dogs, but I also love to be alone, and that’s been awfully hard to come by the last year. Even when we’re all in different parts of the house doing our own things, it’s not the same as having the house all to yourself. Do you know what I mean? You can sleep in the middle of the bed, eat what you want, and watch what you want without anyone rolling their eyes when you watch season one of Grey’s Anatomy for the umpteenth time. It’s good, that’s all I’m saying. And the pets have been very welcoming. I’d forgotten the singular pleasure of having a purring cat lie on you.

As you may have guessed, I did spend some time with Meredith and the gang last night, and worked on my Manos Locura Fluo sweater with the pooling problem. I thought I was going to try helical knitting, which would probably work except I realized I’d need to be knitting with at least three strands for that to make a difference. Before I went that route, I decided to keep going as I had been, just alternating two balls without trying to alter gauge. I figured it was worth it to see how it looked before abandoning that option. And I don’t think it’s too bad!

It’s an indoor photo with low light, so it’s not ideal, but you can see that the pooling isn’t so different than the yoke section to be jarring. Before I go any further, though, I’m going to slip the stitches onto waste yarn so I can try it on and make sure the fit is good. What do you think, keep going?

Happy Sunday, friends.

13 thoughts on “Sunday Solitude

  1. Definitely keep going! I think the pooling actually looks super gorgeous
    Also I have done something the tutorial called helical knitting with only two skeins of yarn, and it would help slightly with pooling:

    • Oh this is brilliant! Definitely not the video I found when I googled. I’ve started doing it and I think it’s working really well. Plus I think it’s kind of magical. Thank you!!

  2. I think it looks great!

    Yes, I very much know what you mean about alone time being both necessary and hard to come by these days. I relish my weekend mornings before Mr. Wyrm gets up and I have the house effectively to myself for an hour or two. And I’m sure he feels the same about evenings when I’ve gone to bed.

  3. I think it looks great, the video Kath has shared is the one I’ve watched and that is just 2 strands, I love it as is though and like that the pooling increases as you go down, it’s like a design feature..hints of a rainbow. I like the house to myself but get lonely after a few days…also I need someone around to deal with spiders,

  4. Pingback: WIP Wednesday: Apogean | bonnyknits

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