You may have noticed that I’ve been MIBA (Missing In Blogging Action) lately…that’s because I’ve been MIKA (Missing in Knitting Action)! I’ve been back at work for 3 weeks now and still haven’t really found my groove yet. I just don’t know when I’ll get to fit in all the knitting I want to do! Turns out, I don’t feel like knitting at 7am on the train as I thought I would. Turns out, I just want to lay my sleepy head on my hubby’s shoulder and sneak in a few more zzz’s. Which works out because since we travel together, I get to do just that ;0)
I’m still working on my pinwheel. I finished the body and the snazzy loopy border which is actually 16 million I-cords knit together! It looks pretty cool but was a bit of a pain to knit. I actually had to use some Lamaze breathing techniques to get through it at times ;0) But I did and am really glad I did it because it finishes it off so nicely.
I unpicked my scrap piece of yarn to reveal my sleeve stitches and am happy to report it worked marvellously. I made it up about two third of the way on the first sleeve (note that I skipped the ribbing because the intended giftee is 3 years old so there won’t be a need to fold the sleeves up at all) before realising that the sleeve shaping is on the wrong side! That’s right, the decreases are lined up across the top of the sleeve - and they’re not so neat! I have no idea what to do about it. Should I just keep going and hope that blocking will neaten it up and make it acceptable? Or should I let her rip? I decided to put her away for now while I compose myself and plan my exit strategy ;0)
So I started another itty bitty project for one of my new colleagues’ grandson due in mid-August. The pattern is from Debbie Bliss’ Special Knits and is indeed a nice and simple train knit. I finished the back last week and started knitting the front this morning. I’m knitting it out of Bernat Softee Baby in blue and using my Knit Picks classic needles in US 3. So far, I’m kind of on the fence about the needles. I like the nickel plated tips and the great price ($4.99) but the tips are really pointy and hurt my index after a while plus one of them is kinda bumpy about 1 inch from the tip which is really annoying. I should probably send them back but can’t be bothered. Besides shipping would probably cost as much as ordering another pair.
And in Julian news…he said his first word!!! Are you ready for this? His first word was: “Wow”! He started saying it at a friend’s pool party last weekend when we put sunglasses on his nose but we weren’t sure. Then on Tuesday at grandma’s he said it again when we placed a makeshift crown on his head. So cute! Wow wow wow!!! Here’s a picture of him sleeping in his swing. I really don’t know how he can sleep that way. I tried straightening him out a few times but he kept slouching like that and holding his feet. Go figure ;0)
Have a good week!