I stayed up late to finish Lara last night. It was weird, crazy night last night. We went to look at some apartments (we're browsing because we need something larger soon, but not fully commited to moving for a number of reasons), but because Alexander wasn't feeling well, Craig went first, and rushed home and I went to the one he said was really nice.
And it was really nice. So we spent the evening agonizing over whether to move. It was lovely, but not perfect. Mostly because there was no storage. After six years of living in a place with a basement to store junk in, it would be hard to move to a place without one. We liked the space enough to start playing the "we'll throw this out and sell the washer and dryer and..." By 10 o'clock with pizza in front of us, calmer heads prevailed (we wouldn't be able to afford much pizza if we took the new place, or yarn for that matter) and I got back to seaming since I was too wound up to sleep. The claw-foot tub was sucking me in, and the possibility of a playroom for the kids. But no where for all the stuff. Sigh.
But I have a FAB new sweater. I love it.
The Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran was a perfect substitute, soft and crisp, but not stiff. I took a picture with it pinned (with the only brooch I own) but I will probably always wear it open because I'm a hang loose kinda girl (well in my own mind anyway). That's why I'm posting a picture of me with a double-chin--I like how my waist looks and don't really care that I'm squooshed up in the chin area. I'm too lazy to do another photo-shoot. Why do they look good on that little screen but so terrible on the computer?
I had no problems with the pattern--it was a nice easy knit. I think it would look neat in Silk Garden because the stripes would run vertically. I may even try it some time. Right now I'm watching kiddie shows with Alexander (who just informed me he put apple juice in his eyes--on purpose) and working on Butterfly again. I'm feeling much better this morning--perfect actually--but Alexander still needs to spend the day at home resting (though the apple juice experiment tells me he's getting better). I'm trying not to think of all the work that's piling up, just the fact that I'm wearing my new gorgeous Lara and get to spend the afternoon knitting (and cleaning, but I'll "la la" over that part!)