Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Delayed, but maybe that's okay

That yarn down there in the pIcture both is and is not a sweater. A sweater interrupted, you might say.

The Little Lion asked for a red sweater at the start of January. He had found one that I made him when he was a baby, and tried to get it on. Since I didn't want it broken, I told him I would make another. Could it be purple? (Yarn I had in the stash?) No. Red.

So I purchased. I found a pattern. I cast on and measured my gauge, and it was on. I was flying. In two weeks I had most of the body done and was starting the hood. Only problem?

It was fitting me in length. Knitting can be a stretchy beast. Also that 4 stitches to the inch start turned into 3.5. (??)

So I 'fessed up to the kid. Told him that mommy messed up and it wasn't going to fit unless I unknit the whole thing and started again on Size 9 needles.

That's okay, he said.

Sometimes it is best to begin again and get it right. I am also doing that with my after-school job search. But maybe this time I will get it right.

Monday, January 28, 2013

New phone. New me.

Not really, but I am impressed. It is a Samsung Galaxy S III.

Hopefully more time to write tomorrow. There is a yarn update, and a need to just blow off some steam.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Starting them young.

I honestly could not be more excited about the boys taking an interest in yarn.

The Little Lion is not so little anymore ... 5, almost 6 ... and he decided today that I needed to teach him how to knit. I asked him what he wanted to make, and he said, "A sweater, hats, socks, a blanket, and maybe a shirt." I said, "well what do you want to start with?"

"Socks," he said.

Ambitious, that one. Wonder where he gets it from?

So I suggested we make Pikachu a blanket. Two rows in and he still loves it, but had to bounce off the couch to play with his brother.

Can't wait to create more with him...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I've lost my hat. Drat.

So over fall finals, I did some wonderful procrastinating by making a watch cap in a brioche stitch. The pattern is called Charity Watch Cap, but shouldn't true charity start at home? Besides, my ears were cold.

It worked great on vacation at the AMC Joe Dodge Lodge in NH, but now I can't find it. I have a little of the yarn left...probably enough to make a beanie...but I want my hat back. Wah.

Can't recommend the yarn highly enough. It is soft, squishy, and absolutely a joy to work with. Mine looked mostly brownish green, but it had such beautiful highlights of pink, blue, yellow and other colors. Sigh. Gotta find that hat...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Y'all. The technology.

I just realized...hey, there might be an app for Blogger now. Guess who just went mobile? This kid!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Guess what I just remembered?

My blogspot password!!

I think I may start writing again. I mean, really, it's only the last semester of law school with a 7-year-old and an almost-6-year-old.

I really don't have enough to do.