Have you read Sigrid's great account of Mitten Day? I loved it. Poignant, funny, and all sorts of, well, life just oozing out of every word she typed.
I also loved reading MAV's suggestions for handling a cold. Brilliant! I've been dealing with the lingering aftereffects of a cold myself, so this was a perfect read. Rarely does a cold knock me over and require a nap a day for an entire week, and still I'm not recovered yet. It's very odd. I know I know, my body's trying to tell me something. I am trying to listen -- why do you think I've indulged in those daily naps?
Also, I cannot decide what to knit next: this sweater or this bolero out of the white yarn I have on hand. Every Ravelrer I've seen has had major fit issues with the bolero, but for some reason I still seem to want to drive myself crazy over it. And while the sweater seemed like a dead-on choice a month ago, right now I'm wondering if I really want another hip-length cardigan/coat thingie. Thoughts?
Finally, here is a sweater that I've been tinkering with for a year now. I thrifted a 100% wool Abercrombie sweater yast year and had been toying with the idea of a button sweater for awhile so I jumped right in and, after some fussing around, creating this wavy design.
I like the idea of a button sweater. I like all the buttons on it. I loved sewing them on. I like the pop of color on gray, the slight off-beatness of it. But for some reason, I don't like wearing this sweater. I think it's the turtleneck. Rather than spend another couple years trying to get it right, I thought I'd see if it was appealing to anybody? If it is I can mail it to you. I mean, if only for the buttons, right? We all could use more buttons in our stash. And if not, then I'll just remove the buttons [yes, all of them] and put the sweater aside to felt at some point.
And if, for some reason, it's appealing to more than one person, I'll do that usual random number thingie. [For reference, the sweater is a M and fits well, I usually wear a S or XS]
Happy Halloween to all!