The "could it be implantation?" talk must be getting to me--either that, or the 96 degree heat. Both yesterday and today, my stomach has felt a little off, like I ate too much cheese. Granted, I did eat a cheese sandwich for lunch, but I'm usually dairy-dairy-dairy girl and don't get affected by overdosing on cheese now and then. Peter hasn't quite been himself either, though. We escaped to a home with air conditioning after swimming lessons today and then Dan put our window a/c units in tonight, so the temperature in our living room has dropped from 87 to 81 degrees and feels heavenly. Our bedroom was at least 10 degrees warmer than downstairs this past week and it was getting insane. Anyway, I'm starting to think that there's a remote possibility that I'm pregnant, but it'll be another few days before I really suspect anything.
I chose a very good day to list our old window unit on Craig's List late last night. By the time I woke up, there were 4 responses and despite my listing it as pending, I had 10 more by late afternoon. The first responder didn't show up tonight, or I would have made $50 in under 24 hours.
I've been knitting for Peter over the last couple weeks, at long last.
These are large Picky Shorts with an elastic waistband and I-cord leg finishing. I love the slimmer feel through the body and wider legs. I've learned to add a couple extra short rows or the front will be too high and the back a little short. These are knit with LTK Elijah 2-ply.
Same Picky Shorts pattern, but I used the Curly Purly waistband, which is supposed to stay up without a drawstring. If it works well for Peter, I'm going to get licensed for biz projects, too. I did a slightly shorter inseam here and a seed stitch cuff. The yarn is LTK Sangria 2-ply. Those 2 colorways are my favorites for boys.
Large hybrid using Blackberry Ridge Firecracker merino. I added more short rows and some additional overall rise, in addition to shrinking the ribbing by 6 stitches and going down an extra needle size. Merino relaxes a lot so the hybrid's drawstring-less design isn't ideal, but I'm trying to find a good way around that.
I'm back to orders for customers now. It worked well--I didn't get any custom orders for about 5 weeks, which was just long enough to catch up and knit for Peter without feeling guilty. Longies-buying season has started already so it's time to start advertising the new pants design.