Monday, July 17, 2006

$2.50 Will Get You a Lot of Flair

Over the weekend, Emily and I made our way to Sip and Knit to return some yarn, get some needles and unexpectedly make a lot of ladies' day. The store was pretty busy and she was a hit with everyone we encountered.

My friend, April, is expecting a little baby girl in the next month or two and after receiving such a wonderful gift set from Adrienne for Emily, I figured I'd try to duplicate it. While at the store, I called Nicole to double-check how much yarn Adrienne had said she used and she reminded me that Adrienne had run into some problems with this particular pattern (Miss Dashwood). I took this under advisement, but bought the yarn anyway. When I got home I looked up the pattern and it turns out that it's not too different from the cupcake hat I'd made for Nicole - so I got started.

Here's where I'm at. Something has gone horribly wrong with the number of stitches I should have, but I've made it to the bobble row and the bobbles are turning out okay so I may just keep trucking.

I've also been steadily picking up ye olde French Market bag whenever my hands get a free moment. We're well into the contrasting color stripe.

And today I put one box of Fuschia Rit dye to use with one plain jane package of Gerber cloth diapers (i.e. the world's best burp clothes) and a bunch of rubber bands to make some super-girly burp clothes. Now I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that I didn't permanently dye my washing machine hot pink - Wayne will be none to happy if his not-cycling clothes come out hot pink.

In sock news - My Jaywalker has been sadly ignored. However, the yarn for my Secret Sock Party Buddy's socks has arrived, so I will start that one soon. But I won't post pics so that it stays secret.

1 comment:

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

sorry to hear you are having problems with the pattern too.. I thought it was just me.. I had to rip it about 2 times (takes a while to get the hang of it) but then it started making sense.(Rudy called it the hat from hell)(he also said "I thought knitting was supposed to be fun"..0.0 )I luv your super girly burp clothes!!!