Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Almost done, kitten and April baby sweater

The baby sweater out of Sockotta just needs its button band and ends sewn in. This means finding 5 markers before it gets all picked up and scrunched on the needle to mark 5 spots where buttonholes will go on the appropriate row. Well, there's one here on the desk in the study for no apparent reason, four more to find.

The kitten has had all of its knitting done. Now comes the sewing up. We're into real FOMU (fear of messing up) territory here. Don't know why this twist in the project road should inspire any more worry than the rest of the pattern, but it does. Okay, as near as I can tell there are only 4 legs on this critter and they seem to go at the appropriate angles to each other, but......

I'm not eager to work with eyelash yarn again, certainly not in an all-over-the-project way.

For those who have been making comments about the Flamingos in the comments, thanks very much. They're so cute, I'm thinking of making one for the counsin in Florida's triplets due in July. As a summary, the pattern is Fiber Trends #221X, and I use Lamb's Pride Worsted, or its variant, Steadfast Fibers Wonderful Wool, and I find I use about 2 1/2 skeins of the main color, rather than just 350 yards as the pattern says.

How about those free range stitch markers? I think people have dropped enough markers in the shop to create a breeding population. I find them everywhere and no matter how many I pick up, I always find more! Weird.
You betcha. And when you are looking for something, the Kulch has it.

I conquer Kulch in a bookcase over the weekend. It coughed out several barrettes I'd been missing, including the sheep one.
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