Paulie the hibernating cardigan

I haven’t touched my Paulie cardigan in over a year. Here’s where I was in early 2013:

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The going was slow, as anyone who has tried to make a larger object with thin yarn knows, and a bit monotonous — knit a row, purl a row, knit a row, purl a row, etc. — but my desire for a sweater that I have knitted myself is still there, especially as we’re beginning to get into slightly cooler weather. So the Paulie cardigan was again picked up, and in just a couple of weeks I’ve gotten a good bit farther:

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The edges are curly but it should fit once it’s straightened out and the button band is added. I feel like once the body of the sweater is done, the rest will be a breeze; the sleeves should progress a lot faster since the rows will be so much shorter. Exciting!

In other news, I’ve been doing a bit of wedding planning. While overwhelming with all of the things I need to do, I have lots of support from both of our families. We’re working on securing the dates and locations for everything and have already got ideas for everything else.

Also, our dog Zero has been doing really well except for the night last week when we had a very loud and long thunderstorm (we usually get gentle rain that doesn’t last very long). She would not leave my lap and was shaking, poor thing.

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She’s back to her normal healthy and happy self and loves cuddles:

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Work has been going pretty well — I’ve made a good friend and am getting my work done on time. There’s a bit of burnout due to how busy we are, but I make sure to take a day off every once in a while to recharge.

That’s really about it for now — thanks for stopping by! I’ll try to continue diligently working on both the Paulie cardigan and also my garter stitch striped blanket. I’ve been looking for some things to crochet, too! Well, see you later!

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Comments

  1. I’m so glad I found your blog

  2. Hello! Great to see you posting. Great big cuddles to Zero. She us utterly gorgeous. Mollie gets the same way about thunderstorms, but she hyperventilated and won’t settle which is harder to deal with.

  3. Good luck with finishing the cardi! I’m terrible at finishing things if they are for me, seems more motivating when it’s a gift (or you know the article won’t fit the child if you don’t get a move on…….) could a crocheted/knitted infinity scarf protect doggy ears from loud noises? Just a thought (goes away muttering to herself to design doggy ear protectors for firework night in England)

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