Friday, December 30, 2005

Logan's Post

I had a dream last night that I'd been given my Secret Pal, but I just checked and I haven't. I hate it when dreams lie. :P

So, I thought I'd unveil my very first nephew, Logan.

I picked this photo to share because I think it shows a lot of what he will look like in future times. Plus, if you'll notice, he's in a Christmas stocking. Sheer brilliance, I tell you! I still have yet to meet this wonderful bundle and I can't wait!

As far as knitting, I'm now on stripe 7/19 on the Gryffindor scarf. This thing has a mind of its own and just doesn't want to get finished! I can't wait till I'm at least halfway there. Hopefully, once this weekend is over I will be at least halfway.

I've also picked back up Logan's Trinity Stitch Baby Afghan and speaking of cursed projects with minds of their own. This thing was the second project I ever started. I hate it. Mistake #1: my tension is all over the place. From the cast on and up about 6 inches is a good 3 inches wider than the rest of the blanket. Mistake #2: Knitting it in sportweight yarn on size 5 needles. This thing is taking forever, but I just didn't know any better. Mistake #3: The stitch pattern is a 4 row repeat. At one point I repeated after 2 rows. Everything took a nice hop to the side. It honestly looks like a did a poor job of grafting in the middle of the blanket. Anyway, I have about 4 more inches to go until it's square, but it's getting sent on January 2nd no matter where it's at and I'm definitely OK with that. I'd bind off and send it now, frankly, I don't want to look at it anymore. I want this testament to the fact that I was ever a newbie across the country as soon as possible. Oh well, at least it was knit with love.

Also this weekend, I need to start yet another pair of booties. Bigger ones this time. I WILL get it right.

I started my Manos scarf and it's coming along swimmingly. So, so pretty. I just spend too much time admiring and not enough time knitting. Who cares. I have pictures of my progress, but they're at home. I'll post them later.

And now, my friends, a gifteeeeeeeee (for those who have never been to this site):

http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/oversikt_en.php?side=1&fra=0&sort=drops

2 Comments:

At 12/30/2005 10:15 AM, Anonymous Nancy said...

You know what this means, don't you? Now that you are an official "Aunt" you always have to have gum in your purse. Congratulations!

 
At 12/31/2005 10:07 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Logan is so sweet, and I love the picture - he's got a personality already!!! Don't worry about his afghan, he will love it because his Auntie made it just for him! Thanks so much for the pattern link - so many, I'll have to go back when I have a lot more time to peruse!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

 

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