So, yeah. I'm 99.999% positive I'm jinxing myself but...
I won't be playing yarn chicken with Felix. I was a tiny bit worried when I got down to the waist ribbing on the body that I might not have enough yarn. Actually, "worried" is probably too strong of a word for what I was feeling, but I was concerned enough to knit a sleeve before I knit the body's waistband. I'd rather have a short waisted sweater than one who's arms are too short. Having freakishly long monkey arms, I have spent my life with sleeves that were too short. I will never, ever, no matter how bored I am with a project, intentionally knit the sleeves too short.
Anyway, I put the body on a holder and knit a sleeve. Well, almost a sleeve. I have one more decrease row repeat and the cuff to go. But the point is, I will have plenty of yarn. Thank goodness, because my big ol' belly hanging out of my super cropped sweater would not be a good look.
And yes, I am knitting that sleeve on the world's worst plastic dpns. Ugh! I really despise knitting on plastic needles. Specially these. I have no idea where they came from. They've just been in my needle stockpile for as long as I can remember. And they have a 10 cent price tag on their storage case/envelope/pouch... whatever you call that thing that dpns always come in. These needles' only saving grace is that they are ten inches long which means I could practically knit an entire sweater body on them without concern of over crowded stitches. I will never, but I could if I wanted.
Why am I going on and on about my hatred of that set of plastic needles?? Probably because I have a headache and am feeling grumpy. I have the headache and feel grumpy from lack of sleep. I didn't sleep last night because...
Wait for it - I have THE best daughter in the world! She gave me a set of Gilmore Girls DVDs for Christmas! I'm SO freaking excited! I just love Gilmore Girls! I love Gilmore Girls possibly even more than I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I think we all know how I feel about that show! Anyway, it was the best Christmas gift ever and I've been staying up late binge watching it every night.
Oh, by the way, I'm going to try something new. Assuming I can remember to do it, I'm going to start listing available links to things mentioned or pictured in my posts at the end of each post YouTube style. I frequently see things in other knitting blogs that I feel the need to rush out and buy/investigate and I thought you might feel the same.