Oh goodness, that was pretty lame, wasn't it?! I don't know why but a sportscaster just took over there for a minute. Perhaps it is from my brain trying to wrap itself around balancing knitting and sewing simultaneously...
I have a couple of small projects I am trying to rapidly finish up. I just got some of the best news from a dear friend of mine and I need to finish these projects up so I can get making things to celebrate. I can't post what ideas are going through my head because she sometimes checks in here *ahem* but I'll make sure to get some WIP pics up.
Back to my current WIPs:
K fell in love with this yarn the last time we stopped into our local yarn shop. She asked me if I would knit her and C some matching rainbow socks. How could I refuse that request? I started on hers and will do C's when I am finished. I found a free pattern on Ravelry for children's socks. I started out knitting what should have been K's size but the pattern runs small so I had to rip it out and start over with the children's size large.
Luckily they are a fast knit. I finished up the first sock and am about halfway done with the second. K is so excited about them she has been stealing the finished sock and wearing it under her slippers thinking that I don't notice.
Fabric sitting on my desk (which is a WIP itself) waiting to be sewn
The girls and I are head over heels in love with the Anna Maria Horner Folksy Flannel line. I just knew that I needed the set to make my first full size quilt. Technically, it's not a real quilt, it's just patchwork but I am still taking baby steps in my quest to learn how to quilt. If I do ok on this I can move on to more complicated quilts, or at least that's how I am seeing it right now.
I have sewn all of my 16 squares together, along with some help from my furry friends, and now I am just waiting for pay day to find a backing for it. I have quite a few ideas for the scraps that are left over but we'll see what I end up doing with them, I tend to change my mind constantly. Although, while we are on the subject of ideas, does anyone know of any good online sources for the log cabin style quilting process?
K has been growing her bangs out since the hair cutting incident last summer and they are just now to the point where they are in her eyes driving her crazy. Her hair is very fine so regular headbands don't work and just pulling her bangs up with a hair tie on the top of her head just looks silly, so we needed another solution. Shelley to the rescue! Shelley posted this gift she made for Christmas and as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be the perfect solution. Not only does it fit snugly and hold her bangs back, it also keeps her head warm for those cold day inside our house and it's a great way to use up leftover yarn.
She has already requested it in every color under the sun. Since they only take about one to two hours to knit I think I can oblige.
C looks thrilled, doesn't she?
Back to work I go. I hope everyone is having a great week!
I apologize for forgetting to add the modifications I used for the calorimetry. I followed some notes on Ravelry and did the following:
Using size 6 needles cast on 80 stitches. Follow the pattern like normal. When you get to row 5 repeat it 10 times. Do row 6 as normal and repeat row 7 until two stitches remain on either side, then complete row 8 as normal.
The next one I make will have a few more stitches added on though so that it will fit even longer.
Hope that helps!