Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Yes, I have been knitting. Just not as much as I'd like too, since Ruby's been such a lousy sleeper the last few weeks. Anyway, here are the sleeves from Fairly Easy Fair Isle, which I finished a couple nights ago. I knitted them both at the same time -- its the first time I've done it, and it's a must for someone who's easily distracted. I do tend to increase on the wrong row at least once, so at least by minor mistakes are consistent now.
I'm going to finish Kate before I join the sleeves to the body. Last night I finished the ears and one arm -- I'm not really feeling compelled to finish the limbs, so it's been a slow go. I love using my DPNs, but I'm not really into the piddly 14 stitches at a time work. You really lose the rhythm of knitting when you're working that small. Still, I'm hellbent on finishing before Ruby's birthday, so expect a finished Kate soon.
Aaron got back from Chicago safe and sound and brought me two gifts: a delicious burrito (yum!) and the Blythe Style book, which is even more lovely than its predecessor, This Is Blythe. Aaron bought me my very own Blythe doll (the Japanese reproduction, not one of the super rare originals) for my 30th birthday this summer and I love her beyond belief. Ack -- there's another craft project on my back burner -- make clothes for Blythe!