After agonizing over what projects and books to bring with me on vacation, I finally settled on my Penelope cardigan out of handspun, a trusty vanilla sock, and at the last minute, I tossed a languishing work in progress, a cardigan for Lucy, into the mix. I've been really enjoying reading Knitting Around, one of Elizabeth Zimmermann's books, which my long-suffering mother-in-law gave me for my birthday after I made her watch the TV series with me.
Back to the knitting. Somehow, I churned through all of the handspun in just a couple of days, so that project is on hold until I can spin up the extra roving I ordered to complete it. The sock is too mindless to knit on for long without becoming bored, but Lucy's cardigan is really misbehaving. It has little lace leaves bordering one of the edges. I had put it in time out when I realized I had made a mistake with the last leaf and didn't have the heart to rip it all out. So I started there, carefully figured out where I was in the pattern, and knit the leaf again, only to realize upon completing it that it was reversed, with the right side of the leaf on the wrong side of the cardigan. Infuriating! It's in time out again, until it learns its lesson. In the meantime, I think I'll embrace the boring old sock, and reward its obedience.