Which you might not be able to tell by the howling wind and snow, but you can certainly tell by the number of basketball games we have watched!
So I have been knitting a lot, too. I knit a baby sweater this week, while still moving forward on other projects. This was an experiment – a Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman, I was thinking of doing an adult sized one with sock scraps, over years, actually, as I am almost out of sock scraps, and don’t really need socks right now… but the instructions and blogs and Ravelry and clerk in the yarn store all said to make a baby one first, so I did. I have a surprisingly large quantity of some cotton, so I made it out of that, and think it would be just the thing for a babe fresh from bath or swimming – the cotton fabric is very soft and drapes nicely. With cotton and garter stitch, this will stretch and grow with the baby. I just need to locate the right buttons and it will be complete. Then I guess it will go on Etsy as I know no babies. 🙂 And the adult version in sock yarn may never happen. I realize that such a beast would require an inordinate number of stitcheds per row. Not sure if I want to face that! But I know how, and that it will work. Pretty amazing that you knit it all in one piece, fold, and stitch shoulder seams to get a sweater!
All knit, just needs end woven in and folding.
Folded and sewn, front. I am thinking some flower shaped buttons, maybe…
The stripes on the back are quite different, which I find intriguing. Can’t you just see it in a million stripes of sock yarn??
I also got some photos recently of the stereo cuff, finished. I think you can see the beads sparkling in the sunshine – and you can’t feel the cold, so you can pretend it is spring, right? 🙂
It grows to the full width from a narrower band, which you can see a hint of in the first photo. I tried to lay it out on the floor to get a picture of the whole, but my inspectors decided that wasn’t a good idea.
They were there within seconds of me putting the bracelet on the floor. Not sure what the attraction was, but there was no getting a clear shot.
Besides knitting and basketball, we had a nice visit today with A’s sisters and niece and her family. Niece T has a birthday tomorrow – 45! – (the generations in A’s family are skewed as A was a “pleasant surprise”) so we brought over a cake and some presents and had a fun visit. All are ready for this weather to break, The kids are eager to go outside, and to not go to school until July. The parents are eager to have fresh air and gardens growing. Aren’t we all? Anyway – the cake was an adventure – A’s old family recipe for a custard-whipped cream frosting which I find a challenge, but as it is A’s and T’s favorite, I make it once a year for A’s birthday. This time I told A it was her turn to make it. It seems she has never made it! So we did – it took two tries to get a decent angel food cake, and two tries to get the frosting right, but I think it was delicious. And I have a month before it is my turn to make it for her. Good practice. 🙂
More taxes tomorrow, and a grant to wrap up this week. But good news – they just posted my job! So things are slowly changing. A thinks I should apply for it, but I am not sure if that is the right thing for me to do. It is true that what they have posted is my ideal job description. But not sure I trust them to leave it like that or pay a decent wage. Still, it is worth a phone call. I suppose.:-)