This is how I know it’s December. My Christmas cactus has flowered beautifully again. I wish I could capture the actual vivid pink color. It’s much more intense than the photo shows. The flowers are just passing their peak but they are lovely just the same.
In my real life I’m one of those people who always seems to easily make decisions. Even the big ones come pretty easily. I think it helps because I know what I want and I know how I want to live. On the blog I have trouble with decisions. I never know how much to reveal. How much to share. I’m not talking about personal things here. I just mean the knitting. I know I share too much of the personal stuff.
At first I was going to tell you how I finished the back of the Must Have Cardigan and show you a photo. It looks so good and (insert loud humming here) maybe a little small. But only a little, if at all. Really.
Do you have a voice in your head when you knit? I have one that constantly questions the pattern. It says things like “You really should do an extra stitch on each side and keep it in garter stitch for easy finishing” or “Binding off 10 stitches at the beginning of the next 4 rows is going to be difficult to sew up neatly later. Just leave the stitches live and do a three needle bind off. It will make a nice solid seam at the shoulder.” As you can guess, I didn’t listen and now I worry that maybe I’ll wish I did.
Remember I said I never know how much to share? I was tempted to hold this back until tomorrow or Wednesday. I know I’ll have nothing to post about then but I’m so excited. Look it’s the left front. I’m over half way to the underarm. It’s going so much quicker than the back but being half the size that makes sense.
All this knitting wasn’t the only fun this weekend. I watched a great movie! “Derailed” with Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston. I thought it was going to be one thing and it turned into something completely different. I love when a movie does that.