1. Now that the weather has gotten really hot, I am working on knitting a sweater. This is not the best timing, but maybe this means that I will finish it by the time that it gets cold again. sweater

  2. I had hoped to make more progress on the sweater this weekend, but we have been house-hunting, and that has been taking up so much of my time. Now that writing software at home is better than writing software in an office, I need a larger home in which to write software.

  3. My notes are missing some key measurements for the sweater’s sleeves, so I am going to have to wait until I can reconstruct my plan. My plan might also keep changing. At one point I was far too into the concept of raglan-dolman, even though I kind of knew that it wasn’t the best idea. I don’t remember what I had planned for the sleeves of this sweater.

  4. We found a house that I am very, very, very interested in. It’s an older home in the “they don’t build them like they used to” sense (mid 20th century). It has amazing details and a huge amount of character (in the good way). I don’t want to say too much about it here because I don’t want to jinx it! Unlike a previous older home that I lived in, this one is not a “fixer,” so I will probably not have to spend my time scouring archetectural salvage to find period-appropriate replacement parts. (But those who know me can guess that I will never stop looking for amazing hardware and fixtures.)

  5. Speaking of attention to detail and pride in workmanship, you might notice that my sweater-in-progress has a sewn hem with a picot turning row. What you don’t see is that my previous attempt at the back of the sweater needed to be ripped all the way back because it flared out to an unacceptable degree. And since I’m knitting at such a loose gauge, I’m using seams to provide structure to the piece. We’ll see how the next steps turn out – once I remember how long I wanted to make the sleeves.