Monday, November 06, 2006

As Promised

A little bit of knitting. :) I cast-on for a diagonal baby blanket for that audacious baby - it's a boy! I can hardly believe it, no one has boys anymore. I picked up this crazy soft and beautiful yarn during my trip to AC Moore last week. It's James C. Brett 'Marble' and I love how it's plied. There's a light blue strand and a verigated strand and it knits up cute!

I'm kamikaze knitting the sleeves for Wayne's sweater.

You know when you're reading through a pattern - say the first time you did short rows, for instance - and it said 'turn your work'. Didn't you sit there thinking, 'No way, they can't possibly want me to actually turn my work around, there are still stitches here to be knit. I should call someone.' So you call a knitting friend who's been knitting longer than you and they try to explain that it's okay, but you're still a little incredulous. So you google this 'turn your work' madness and more people seem to think it's okay. So you do it. And in the end, it is okay.

That's what I refer to as kamikaze knitting. I am in disagreement with the pattern for Wayne's sleeves, but it's working. So I trudge on.

One of these things is not like the others. I knit the same secret Christmas project from these 3 balls of cotton. All the same brand. All the same size when I started and here's what I have left from each of them. I can't explain it. The finished projects are also the same size. Needless to say, I won't get 2 out of the verigated ball. It was my favorite too.

And just when you thought I couldn't get craftier - I made some baby food for Em. Her pediatrician says it's time to start solids so we're starting with Sweet Potatoes. Ta da.


limedragon :-: Harriet said...

That's very cool yarn for the blanket; I've not seen that brand before. Is it AC Moore exculsive, maybe? I don't have any locally. (And the cotton? The variegated have a shorter yardage, I never understood why!)

Brena said...

All that from the sweet potatoes you told me about?? Geez!

Nicole said...

Love the colours in the variegated. Maybe you can combine it with one of the solids to create a stripey hat and squeeze out another one.