Thursday, October 13, 2005
A semblance of normalcy- HA!
In the real world my knitting has been pretty lackadaisical. Amongst the important things I forgot to pack for my trip last week (deodorant, black dress socks, a hair brush) was anything to knit. Luckily when we arrived in Jax & stopped at target to pick up all the other things I had forgotten I found a knit this kit on clearance for $2.77.
I figured it would make a great Christmas gift for Coen & it was an easy knit to keep my mind off of things. I've finished the hat & the booties (which still need to be sewn up) plus I need to add the embroidered features. I guess for $3.00 it wasn't a bad deal. It came with a DVD & pretty decent knitting instructions. The needles were cruddy plastic but I can't complain. At least I had something to keep my hands busy.
My lace leaf pullover is sitting at home mocking me. All the pieces are finished & now all I need to do is graft it and set in the sleeves. Double HA! Easier typed than done. I've only grafted one other thing & it was the bottom of a bag so it didn't matter if it was perfect or noticeable. Someone on craftster posted this wonderful link to
grumperina's grafting advice. I think I will sit down with it this weekend & give it a go.
Now to leave you with something I promised a week ago! Pictures of my finished ballet tee from loop-d-loop.
It was done in Lamb's pride cotton fleece in the color "Rue" on size 15 circs. It was a fast knit & I really love the way it looks lengthened! No crop tops for me!! Eek!!
I'm glad you are feeling a bit better, though I know that it will take some time.
I'm glad you have good friends and good memories to get you through your loss.
I just got Loop d loop last week- i can't wait to try out some of the patterns!