Wednesday, 7 October 2009

It's definitely here.

Sweater weather!

I've discovered something, though . . . wearing a number of sweaters for the first time in months and months . . . lots of them have holes in them. I don't suspect moths. I suspect my careless treatment. I'll have to fix a few of them before they will be deemed worthy of wearing again.

Some random things I've been meaning to share:
1) The charm of living in a small town/farming community:

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. This giant tractor was going faster than I was. The only time it slowed down was when it had to pass a horse and buggy. It was, however, driving right through town. Interesting choice.

2) Sweet Pea's Kryptonite - the car seat. A few instances.
a) Sometimes, you just have to bite a duck.

b) Some moments are just too precious to miss.

3) Upcoming:
a)All 5 Waldorf doll spots are filled, plus one. I'm really looking forward to getting the kits and getting started! Photos are sure to be posted, and I'm really really considering getting into selling the dolls if I'm not sick of them after making 7.
b) Knitting content!
I have 3 WIPs right now. One could be finished in the space of about 30 minutes, if I would just pick it up and work on it.
All it really needs is a thumb, and it's a baby mitten . . . so why don't I finish it already??!! Because I lost the other mitten. Sigh. If you see a lost dark brown mitten wandering the streets, send it home.

Next WIP:It will be a dress for Sweet Pea when it grows up. Hopefully it will fit her next summer. I'm really not in a rush to get it done right away. Amazing colour though, right? It's a new one. The yarn is Hempathy, which I have used before and am enjoying working with. Sadly, I have poked the pointy bit of my needle through the side of my finger one time too many this week, so the dress is on a small time out until I'm ready to go at it again.

And finally, This one is a bit of a rush as the top size is slated to fit Sweet Pea, and she is a growing monkey. Definitely had a bit of a bumpy start here. First, I picked up the wrong needle size, but didn't realize until most of the yoke was done since I didn't have a tape measure on hand. Then I went back to the LYS (not a short trip) and got the recommended needle size. I swatched. The needle was too big. So I cast on with a (very) short needle I already had - gauge is close enough, but making a sweater on a short needle is a little irritating, to say the least.


Bezzie said...

Bite the duck. I like that phrase!

Alrischa said...

Baby mittens... sigh. Aren't they somehow more beautiful when they're asleep? The one with the duck is pretty sweet; well, they both are. hehe. Car seats are great kryptonite for kids, hey?

Anonymous said...

LOL well whether its biting a duck or hugging a dolly...that's one cute monkey you have there! Good luck with all the dolls. I'll bet they all turn out adorably! kwgma

Batty said...

Yay, sweater weather!

For a person who has kids that age, you get a whole lot of knitting done! Very impressive.

And I just love the 'biting the duck' picture. Sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do, even if it's chomping down on a rubber duckie.