Got my sweater mojo workin!
The sweater is happening folks! I finished the left front. It went so much faster than the back I can't even believe it. Granted it's a smaller piece, but I think the biggest difference was finally correcting my knitting technique and becoming an honest to god continental knitter. I still use my wonky left handed throw method on some of the purl rows but the knit rows zip faster than I can believe. At this pace I'll have a new sweater for the first cold snap (assuming we have one.) The finishing intimidates me a little, so I imagine I'll be consulting some experts.
So ACL fest is this weekend. Every year I go it's hot and miserable and I swear never to go again but by the time September rolls around I'm all jazzed up again. This year is no different. I'll be front and center at Gomez, The Shins, The New Pornographers and a few more. I'm debating whether to take the sock in progress with me.
And I am in an damn fine mood today and it's not because I've had way too much diet coke (although that helps.) It's because I spent my morning listening to the new Scissor Sisters album. Disco-tastic! It is the campy and ridiculous and I've been shaking my ass ever since. If you have a high falsetto tolerance I highly recommend it.