Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Program

The Girls are back and the definitely missed their Mom. We cuddled together last night, stayed up way too late on a school night and watched "Cars" yet again. For some reason Miss Sunshine really likes it. Then again, I think all kids her age really like it.

I did have a really great weekend. I didn't get everything I wanted did but, I got enough done. It was relaxing enough. As they say, always leave them wanting more....

This is as far as I have gotten so far on the baby sweater. I am really liking it so far. I have made some minor changes to the original pattern so far and have only had to really frog one entire row for not liking it. I am definitely LOVING the Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton. It is very soft on the hands. For those of you who have complained about cottons being hard on the hands, this is no Sugar N Cream or Peaches N Cream. This is a nice soft cotton and very easy to work with and very easy to frog btw. In fact, it was the easiest frogging I have ever done, not that I like to frog a project but I wasn't hating it and it was over 100 stitches to work back. I am a row or two away from dividing for back, sleeves and front. I am in the home stretch, so to speak.

This is a close up of the very lovely stitch markers that Jessica is making now at her Alabama Fiber Dreams Esty Shop so check it out. They have been so easy to use. I haven't confused a stitch yet and for me that is a miracle because I used to do it ALL THE TIME. I have two sets of them and if Miss Sunshine doesn't steal them, which she tends to do, I will be using them with my lace projects as well. They are adorable.

The, Knitter's Virtual Vacation Swap starts this Friday, already has the key information up and is going to be a ton of fun!!


Bubblesknits said...

Oh wow! I remember making those and having to scratch my usual "recipe" because I knew you knitting on big needles. I'd forgotten how I made those! LOL I'm glad you like them!

The sweater? Gorgeous! I can't wait to see it when it's done. Hang on to those needles! ;)

Friender said...

The sweater is gorgeous! I love that yarn.

NYCityMama said...

I love that color! Can't wait to see the finished sweater!
don't you just love cute stitch markers!