Thursday, April 30, 2009

When All is Said and Done

Buttons to Baby Surprise. I still have a stash of little hearts and I like how they look on these little charity sweaters.
This morning I finished up the last ribbing on the Baby Bolero from Leigh Radford's One Skein. This is a great pattern. It didn't even use one skein of Cotton Ease. Unfortunately in my zeal, I wrapped it up and packed it in my bag to take to work.
As soon as the baby is out of NNICU, the nurses are going to have a baby shower. I don't really know this nurse very well, and I don't know if I'll be contacted, so I thought I'd give it to some one who is looking after things.
This is what it looks like now. And though I'm pleased with the presentation, it doesn't help my knitting friends.

Like picking a scab, the airing of the stash didn't stop the flow. On Tuesday I took my alpaca yarn to the office where they have a postal scale. Well, D said it was very inaccurate and took me into the lab where they have a bonafide drug dealer scale.
We weighed one meter of fibre, then weighed each cake. Not only are they not the 200g skeins I bought, they were more like 177.
Still I have way more than I needed to make Hey Teach, and enough to make a long sleeved cardigan like this (Rav link). I've been stalking this sweater. But I'm having weird sensations about jumping into a sweater that is defined by its errata.
So I just had to go out and buy this brown Mondo yarn for Hey Teach so I can make it right away and wear it now. You understand.

Plus this yumminess (On Line Linnie 146 Montana) is half the price of the other chunky yarn I was looking at to make a giftie scarf. Holding Hands and Feeding Ducks. I'm in love with it. But this, too, needs to be on my needles. I'm under such pressure.
The Bristow is on its last piece (still ripping as I go) and soon to be blocked and awaiting piecing. This one really needs blocking. I hope it comes close to fitting.

With the rest of my morning I put a rubbing in my kitchen. I was going to paint this verse on, but why bother when you can find it ready and in a can?
When all is said and done, I'm pretty pleased with it.


Life's a Stitch said...

What a sweet little sweater. The pale yellow reminds me of downy chicks.

Angie said...

Lovely baby sweater!

That is quite a difference in weight, even allowing for moisture/humidity change.

Excellent rubbing, you should be pleased.