I would have likely gotten much further along on T3 tonight, but I had a really good excuse. The woman who hosts the monthly craft night (which was tonight) also occasionally fosters kittens. Right now she’s got two – a little grey and white tuxedo with a cloud of whiskers, and this scrappy little tortoiseshell. We spent the first half hour of prime craft time just sitting around the dining room table watching these two tiny balls of fuzz bounce around at random, attacking wiggled fingers, purse straps, and random dust molecules in the air. Really, bringing yarn out within their reach would have been pointless, even if we weren’t so enamoured of their cuteness that we were incapable of doing anything else. There were kittens to watch! Kittens!
However, despite the presence of kittens, I did get something done. I can now proudly say that I know how to do a 3-needle bind off, because we are all about the learning of new experiences, yes we are. I zipped up sleeve number one and then stared crosseyed at the directions for probably far too long until my friend took pity on me and helped me figure out just what the heck I was supposed to be doing next – picking up stitches for the neck. Things went a lot quicker once I figured that all out, and I then seamed up shoulder number 2, just to be consistant.
So here is my lovely T3, still showing inexplicably in pictures as blue instead of the truely deep purple-blue that it is. I’ve started the sleeves and am doing them both at once as per the recommendation on the instructions. It’s getting somewhere. Slowly but surely, it’s getting there.