How do you read this?
Next row (RS): Knit and continue working in Stst. On 3rd and every following 4th
row, increase one stitch each end of sleeve 18 times in all.
A well written pattern is a joy. This one has some confusing bits. It is a simple V-neck, so no matter, anything can be sort of guessed. Like the short rows at the shoulders. I know what has to be done, but it stumped me when I read it, over and over and over.. until I just went ahead and did them. For the record, I'm increasing each side, every 4th row. I skipped the part about the 3rd row. I knit both sleeves at once. They'll match.
The animals are on the move. It is noisy business. From the sound of the radio dogs, the bear are sticking mainly to the wooded areas. The corn field has been cut so they no longer go there to hide and feast. Birds, small rodents and by the look of the vomit in my yard, the raccoons, are enjoying what was left behind. Turkeys, too. So many of them. They get around, covering rather large areas quickly. Geese, oh my.. the geese! They are everywhere, barking and honking. LOUD. C calls them the "sky dogs". Rightly so.
I'm still gathering bits and pieces. This morning I cut two quarts of broccoli and brought what will certainly be the last two trays of green tomatoes into the shop. I filled one last bag with green peppers. It was 28F last night. How they escaped the frost, wonderful and weird. I think it must have been all the rain that we had immediately before the temperature fell.
My neighbor stunned us this week announcing that he will clear cut (strip all the trees from) the hillside on the far side of my pond. MY VIEW! I am so sad. So depressed. I can't imagine the mess it will become, my beautiful view. The noise of chain saws, falling trees and the skidder. The smell of diesel. I have lots of land, just not enough. Maybe there is never enough.