It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

There's a back...

...but I don't have a picture to show you. Even with the funky knitting pattern, I used short row shaping for the shoulders and put the stitches on holders. There are a few places where a knit should have been a purl, or vice versa, but it just seemed like a better idea to continue in the pattern for the row I was actually working, rather than worrying about what might have been worked in that particular spot if I wasn't doing short rows. It's less noticeable and bothersome than a bulky shoulder seam. I haven't sewn a shoulder seam in a long time, and don't ever want to again! Three-needle cast off whenever I can!! The stitches for the back of the neck are also on a holder. With this pattern (kind of a scoop neck), stitches will be picked up on the sides of the neck, but the stitches for the front and back of the neck are worked from holders and are slightly decreased on the first row.

I cast on the front of Summer Sonata and worked the first 7 or 8 rows before calling it a day. I'd considered doing the sleeves before the front, and even thought about knitting them both at the same time. Then I realized that I don't really have to worry on this one about whether one sleeve will be longer than the other because it's a "work x rows in pattern A and x rows in pattern B" type of pattern. The armholes seem huge, but it's a very roomy top and I suppose they need to be.

The LYS is open late tonight, so I'm thinking I'll stop by on the way home from work to see if the CALMER has arrived for AUDREY. I swear, I'll be the last to get started.

I heard on the radio the other morning that a politician in Russia was introducing a measure that could land a weatherman in jail if his forecast was wrong. My weatherman was wrong today -- it was supposed to be crappy, but it's not! Lock him up and throw away the key??


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