"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." (Antoine De Saint-Exupery)
Look at that sweet boy! I'm making kissing noises at him. We had a nice picnic in the park with our friends Jon and Kristin and their son Lincoln on Saturday. We ate sandwiches from our favorite Vietnamese sandwich shop under a nice shady tree in the park next to our house. Kristin took a bunch of photos of Sam and me. Our camera is a little heavy with photos of Sam and his Daddy.
Actual knitting content! I started this sweater for little Lincoln earlier this summer and got about 2/3 through the back before we left for Vietnam. On the flight over, I almost finished the back. And since we've gotten Sam, I've done maybe 10 rows.
I love this pattern (Dougie Dog Sweater from Lucinda Guy) but those cables are a bitch! Just for the record, there are 37 of them (yes, THIRTY-SEVEN) on each row. And the whole front and sleeves are in this pattern too. (Also, I have to learn intarsia to do the pocket.) What was I thinking? I know what I was thinking: I don't have a child; let's do this really complicated sweater for my good friend's son. Now I worry I'll never finish it. And I won't let myself start anything new till I do. Wish me luck...