Thursday, August 04, 2005

Hot as heck!

Wow it's hot! It reached 95 here in Woodbridge today. I went outside twice, once to drive hubby to the train and once to get the mail. The rest of the day was spent inside working on a russet sweater in Mission Falls 1824 superwash wool from Knit-A-Bit. The pattern is simple, called "The exception to the rule" from The Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits. It's for a friend of mine named Pat who I have a bet with. He is trying to go a year without "talking smack" to anyone. He has done wonderfully so far, I have to remember to ask him what the day count is.

I recently clipped Stu the bunny, who's photo is at the top of this post. He is not speaking to me right now (o: It took me almost a week to get him totally trimmed, I was trying not to stress him out too much. I did it in stages, here is a photo of the halfway point. He looks like he is wearing a tutu!

And here he is basking in the sun coming through the back door. Bald and loving it!

I just started to spin his first clip but had to stop because it's so hot. Even with powder on my hands the fibers are sticking to me and getting all slimy. I would like to make a pair of the bunny slippers from Knit One Felt Too. They are called Bunny Hoppers and they are possibly the cutest things I have ever seen! Now, if I make them, we will have to make a baby to put in them (o:

Let's see, what else is going on? I have finished a bunch of projects that were UFO's in my basket. I don't like to seam/sew up things. In fact, I don't really like to sew at all. I like to knit with two needles but hate to sew with one, funny that!

I finished all these!

Scandinavian Stay up socks for baby from Patternworks. The pair on the far left is done in Debbie Bliss. The center pair is knit in my handspun yarn. The pair on the right is knit in Morehouse Merino. The mittens on the right are from a Morehouse Merino kit. I took some acrylic and leftover felt and made the pair on the left.

And finally, I finished two baby sweaters. The white one is for a friend who is expecting twins (the matching sweater is already wrapped) and the Yellow and green sweater is from the Debbie Bliss book Baby Knits. I found the cotton yarn in the sale bin at Knit-A-Bit and thought it would make a nice baby item.

I guess I have baby on the brain lately!


At Sunday, August 07, 2005 6:52:00 PM, Anonymous Rena Mom said...

Hi Sweetie,
Thanks for keeping me posted. Looks like you're keeping busy despite the heat. I can't even look at anything hairy or woolly 'til things cool down! Love you,
Rena Mom


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