Wednesday, November 08, 2006
2 FOs and 1 WIP
With the agreement in place that I could touch it whenever I wanted, I finished knitting Bryan's hat on Friday night and it spent a couple of days in the blocking process. Wool/Alpaca blends aren't the prettiest smelling things when wet and this hat was no exception. A few soaks in the sink with some Eucalan did help and Bryan impatiently waited for his hat to dry. It does my heart good that he's worn it every day since Monday.
While digging in the clearance section of my LYS, I found one lonely skein of yarn that called out to me. I love it's colors, the repeats, the texture. Wouldn't it be even better if I could remember what the name of the yarn was? In any case, I decided that it really wanted to be a hat for Owen. So for $3.00 I made a yarn's dream come true. I spent 3 hours making this hat. It's nothing special, but Owen really likes it and I've gotten several compliments on it. I was a little nervous about how much yarn I had left so I added a couple of striped rounds in there using some of the leftover yarn from his sweater last year. Then that made the hat too big so I hand felted it a tad and then tossed it in the dryer. Viola! Perfect!
This WIP is a little longer than most projects I take on, but I think that the end result will be more than worth it. I haven't always had good outcomes on projects like these, in fact this is my 5th WIP of this kind, but all signs indicate that we have a winner!
These may not be the best pictures, but if you look really close on the left bottom left you can see a little light round thing inside the bigger darker round thing. That bigger darker round thing is my uterus and the little light round thing inside of it is our baby with a strong heartbeat and doing lots of wiggling just to show off. We are at 10 weeks right now and doing great. I have been assured that the 24/7 morning sickness and persuant vomiting are a wonderful sign.
So expect to see some baby knits in the coming weeks (30 of them, more or less)! Any prayers you all would like to send my way would be greatly appreciated. We're not completely in the clear yet and won't be for another 6 weeks or so and this Momma is still nervous. But we're thinking positively!