my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Friday, January 06, 2006

Sleeviness

I spent last night's TV time seaming on the boys' cables. Both sweaters now have sleeves attached. Tonight, I'll start the underarm and side seams. Then it's time to weave in lots and lots and lots of end. Apparently, using the yarn doubled leads to doubled ends. I didn't think of that at the time. I've decided that I really like B's with the stripey sleeves. I think it looks oh so preppy. Kind of makes hubby's look boring with just blue sleeves, but I was not about to re-knit his. The stripes mean more ends on Billy's but I'm sure I'll live. We're going for our Robbie Burns dinner on the 14th, I have a set deadline. I think I'll make it.

I've been working a bit more on Billy's birthday cougar. It's definitely looking like something. I'm not quite sure what, yet, but it's something. It's strange how the blue ASC seams so much softer than the gold. Odd how dyes affect fabrics.

I've also been swatching a bit with my TLC Cotton Plus. So far, it is definitely a really nice yarn. I may have to put in on the list of favorites. Since it's so affordable, and machine washable, it will get lots of use for kiddies and babies.

I have a stitching lunch today. Our needlepointer learned how to knit before the holidays, so we're now three knitters, since our crocheter left the company. I'll have to see if we can get some of the other knitters to join us more regularly.

1 comment:

Jenifer said...

Nice job!