Sometimes we just have to listen to our ancestors. Since I really wanted to finish the body pieces of Husband's sweater ASAP, I pushed myself really hard. While it seemed pretty optimistic that I would be able to finish the front piece on Monday night, I discovered a dropped stitch! No big deal ... just take out the crochet hook and pick it back up, I think. Nope! At least I discovered that this didn't work that well with fine gauge knits. *Sigh* More haste, less speed, people!
So ripping back I did. What wasted time was not the ripping, but putting the stitches back onto the needles ... 134 small ones! Luckily, American Idol is back and I was able to finish the front piece in a merry mood (at the expense of those aspiring American-Idol wannabes, I regret to say!). Now I have 2 weeks to stay on the sleeve island (before the FPS KAL starts). Hopefully, I won't have to spend the whole 2 weeks knitting up the sleeves, but the finishing as well. Since the visual difference of my progress is not that significant, I spare myself the agony of photographing the deep green. ;)
The weather here has been unseasonably cold. When we left at around 9 in the morning, the temperature would still be about 35F - 37F ... with the sun shining brightly. Such low temperature is not unheard of here, but lasting for such a long time (4-5 days) is really a first for me. Besides, the humidity has been extremely low too. What would happen on such weather conditions is that Husband would be highly charged with static electricity ... especially when he wears wool! On Monday, when he wore a merino sweater and wool socks to work, he was so annoyed by the static shocks he got that he refused to wear anything wool afterwards. This is also why he is usually not overtly enthusiastically about my knitting woolly stuff for him! :D Well, I don't blame him.