Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Finally - photos
Two FO photos to show so far. The Monkey socks, of course, have been done for awhile. But the Mermaid Costume from New Knits On the Block was finished this morning. DD#2 (Bubba) is thrilled and I celebrated the completion of this adorable little project with the purchase of a new suit to go under it. She can hardly wait to get to wear it to the pool. Now DD#3 (Peeps) wants one just like it.
The sleeves for Samus are being seamed and will be basted to the bodice for another try-on soon. The re-knit sleeves seem to be the right size but it is hard to tell until it's all together and tried. All in all, I've taken out nearly 2 inches in length. I also tried to knit the cap at a little tighter tension, to take up a little of the extra width as well. Keep your fingers crossed. Since the other finishing work is done, once the sleeves are in and approved, all that will be left is the zipper.
Watch out for my dust and try to keep up here. UFO Finishing Frenzy continues . . .
The handbag lining is sewed and ready to be attached to the handbag. I just need the time and inclination to sit and do the handwork necessary. Both Samus and the handbag are not portable projects, so they may wait until the weekend. Since the Gophers are playing in the NCAA West Regional Hockey Tournament this weekend, I'll have some t.v. time to sit and stitch. That is, if the game isn't the nail biter that last weekend's games were. OH MY - Blake Wheeler is my new hockey hero!
And if that isn't enough, I've cast on another pair of socks. After all, Hockeyboy's new season has started and I have to have one portable project to take to the rink (and everywhere else). Another pair of toe-up socks, of course, although I haven't decided on the stitch pattern for the body of the sock yet. I'm sure it will be a simple lace pattern, I'm just not sure which one yet. I've a few rounds left of the toe before I have to decide.
Tomorrow is the official first day of spring but I think my internal alarm clock rang a little early. Spring cleaning of the UFO basket is happening at an astonishing speed. Who knows, maybe it will inspire me to do some real spring cleaning. . . Nah, not likely.