Out of Hibernation

Cabled Cardigan Front

It grieves me to say it, but my husband just doesn’t understand the concept of hibernation. He seems to think that “hibernation” is just a euphemism for “I got tired of it, and won’t ever finish your gift”. When I tried to explain to him that a lapful of wool and alpaca is just too much during the summer, he didn’t say anything, but I could tell what he was thinking. He just looked sort of bereft.

Things have been really busy around here lately, and I haven’t even had time to do my regular, focused knitting (and done nothing to write about here!), but I think it’s slowing down a little bit, and I’m hoping to get back to my routine, if you can call it that.

And here it is, October already, and he has been asking me for a couple of weeks now whether I will “get his sweater done so he can wear it before next summer.” Hah! I only bought the yarn in December as a Christmas gift for him, and he expected to have a hip-length cabled cardigan – and I had to write the pattern first! – before spring? I can’t win. So I’ll go for a compromise. 😉 Once he sees me working on it again, his faith will be somewhat restored.

Cabled Cardigan Back

Cabled Cardigan Back

I’m ready to start the shawl collar, then knit the sleeves (cable running up the outside) and sew the whole thing together. That shouldn’t take too long, right??

The only thing is, I will have to figure out how sneak in my other knitting projects while he’s not looking… like a pair of gift socks my daughter asked about for a mutual friend… and the socks I’m already working on… and the ones I just bought yarn for… and Ithilien…

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2 Responses to Out of Hibernation

  1. Briony says:

    If you would come to shows with me, you’re guaranteed at least 4 hours of knitting time on the road 🙂

  2. KiniaCat says:

    “Summer” Hibernation!! Excellent Concept.
    And it makes perfect sense!
    Beautiful Cardigan!
    Hmmm – and you designed it too. You never cease to amaze me. Quite spiffy.

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