Glory be, here I am, past the yoke of Jen Geigley’s Cider Mill pullover.
It goes so fast, a yoke like this. I’m already sentimental—remember the short rows? The cider donuts? That time when I nailed 48 increases on the first try?
The yarn here is MDK Atlas in Truffle, Shale, Cork, and Natural. Seaglass is the main color.
When I got to the final yoke round, I turned off my audiobook (Anthony Marra’s Mercury Studio Presents, a juicy novel of Hollywood and World War II and European émigrés). Look sharp! Pay attention! Time to divide for the armholes and the body.
It’s one of those Trust The Pattern moments in knitting. Just keep counting, and surely it will all work out.
Can’t believe I have two 12-inch circs. What else is there around here? Bowl of doubloons? Some emeralds?
Yikes! I usually thread the sleeve stitches onto yarn, so this is an experiment. Not persuaded this is a good way to go. Could easily just veer off into unintentional sleeve knitting if I’m not careful.
Really enjoying the prospect of a Seaglass tube of stockinette for a bit.
I spent a recent weekend on a houseboat on a lake in Tennessee, and I didn’t take any knitting with me. Felt like I needed a break. It turned out to be a good scheme, because when I got home I headed straight for my Cider Mill pullover with fresh belovement and the feeling that I’d just discovered knitting. What a hobby! A person could get kind of amped up about this stuff!