Tuesday, April 18, 2006

An almost FO you didn't even know was in the works!

I feared the worst. Those Jaywalkers? I was so over the pattern (Like, whatever. Gag me with a spoon. Grody.). Sewing the ears on Baby Bobbi Bear appeals as much as getting my fingernails pulled out (Chinese torture methods. We're mean mothers... ;) ). I was worried I was getting into (cover the little ones' ears now....) a knitting slump. I panicked. I looked through all my books. I pulled out all the old magazines I have. I was desperate for inspiration. Something that would satisfy me and use up some stash yarn. Enter the Leaf Lace Pullover (IK Summer 2005).

I don't know why I passed over it before. The bulky gauge scared me. People who are worried about upper arms that are heavier than they used to be and tummies that are more prominent than they'd like know to try and avoid super bulky knits. But the hanks of yarn from the failed
Blackberry (ugh, did that look terrible or what?) called. "I'm such a pretty blue. I'm light. I'm warm."

In 3 days, I've finished everything but the grafting of the two halves. Ends are even woven in.

I tried it on to show E tonight and burst into fits of giggles. "Looklooklooklooklook!"

Eric looked at me, confused.

"It looks like a sweater."

I stared at him.

"I was trying to make a sweater. Why would I make a sweater that didn't look like a sweater?"

Then I get all excited again. (I swear I'm like a fish. Swim swim swim swim... *hits glass* Ouch. *repeat*)

"Hee hee heee..... Take a picture of me!"

Leaf lace pullover

Eric climbed up onto the couch for that one.

So tonight, I'll be finishing off the kitchenering. Instead of working on this:

Baby bobbi bear

Or this:


(I would like to note that Eric's picture is the one that's blurry, not mine. I am proud of this. He's the camera nut after all.....)

I'll have a FO picture soon I hope! :D


Trillian42 said...

Is that the Teva Durham pattern? It's such a cute pattern, but the grafting has always scared the bejeezus out of me. (I am very very bad at kitchener stitch). It looks awesome on you - I can't wait to see it all finished up!

Karen said...

Hee. You're cute. :)

Can't wait to see the finished sweater.