Thursday, March 18, 2010

New and Old

So, after seeing Mom last weekend, I have had an increased guilt level that I have not yet finished her Fiddlehead mittens. The blocking did not work out as well as I had hoped to increase their size, so I got down to it and tried it again.

No luck. One mitten I had just was a tighter knit, and therefore didn't have the give I needed to match the other. Last time I'm doing that size of needle for anyone over 12! But I think they might be ok.

Finished the first mitten liner (using Blue Sky Alpacas Brushed Suri in Whipped Cream) in 2 days, then was inspired to finish the other liner last night. Got to the finishing of the thumb, which I think I can "whip" up in 15 minutes - VOILA! A package that can go out the that it's warm out. Fantastic.

Now onto Heather's Christmas Fiddlehead mittens...then Mrs. Lidster' that it's spring.

Out with the old, in with the new:

I decided to stop the Debbie Bliss Cashermino Baby Matinee Jacket - although very cute, just too much of stockingette - too small. So I'm using the same wool (Debbie Bliss Cashermino in Lilac) and I dove into the Cabled Coat with Hood by Debbie Bliss - very cute:

And surprise surprise - cables are EASY!!! If you can do DPN, you can cable. I love Youtube!

The pattern will take some concentration, but it's only 4 rows repeated - If I've done it 100 times, I think I might be able to fly!

So someone better have a girl! No boys allowed!

Working on my Elefante, I went to Zellers for stuffing. Was there any? No. What there was PLENTY of were $5.00 king size pillows. Perfect. Can't get cheaper than that.  I really hate Zellers though - I always choose the wrong line!

I want to have a hippo equivalent of the Elefante so I can make it for the sista.

Books-wise, I started to read The Things I've Been Silent About. NOT IMPRESSED. I am quitting it, life is too short to ready something that is not grabbing me right away.

Next, who knows? I will be knitting though.

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