Anna: Not too inspired today - spent most of it hanging around the kitchen, tending a ham I was slow cooking, among other things - and I've got a lovely burn visible in the picture to show for it. I was stirring a pan when some grease suddenly spattered and got me up to my elbow. Just little spots. It doesn't hurt, but the one spot that got it the worst sure started puffing up later on.
I've started working on a crocheted sweater for myself and have found that going to the upstairs lounge to sit and crochet while watching the Food Network is very productive for me. I like keeping it on FN because it's interesting, but not interesting enough to distract me from what I'm working on. *L* Commercials are a good time to check my count. :-D During the week, I find I've got the place to myself most of the time, too.
In the photo, I'm stretching out what will be the bottom of a tunic style sweater. There's the hem and, as high as my first knuckle, the pattern repeat. It's 12 rows wide, and I have to do it 3 times. I'm now on the 3rd repeat. When I first started working it, it would take about 2 1/2 hours to do 4 rows. By the time I got the pattern down in my head, it was under 2 hours. Assuming I don't make a mistake and have to undo anything. This evening, I got only 3 rows done in the 2 1/2 hours or so I was up there. (Well, minus the time I spent chatting with the security guard. *L*) I did my first row with the bobbles and it just didn't seem to be lining up with the last row of bobbles under it. I couldn't find a mistake no matter how I looked, so I started the next row. I was near the end when I found the mistake in the previous row and had to undo almost everything I'd done since I was up there. Joy! ;-)
The good thing is, once this part is done, the body of the sweater is just one simple stitch. Since it's a drop shoulder design, I won't even have to worry about arm hole shaping, nor do I have to count rows. Once I reach the length I need for the size I'm making, then I need to pay attention for the neck shaping. That's it.
The ends of the sleeves will have the same pattern repeat.
Oh, and the photo was taken using my younger daughter's Canon A75, as I didn't feel like bringing a big DSLR when I wasn't sure I'd even manage to get a picture in.