It seems like work has been extra busy. We have been busy at home, for sure, with the push on the basement remodel. We also were blessed with Auntie E coming to stay for the weekend. I think that I have mentioned that I have been unable to work much on the knitting at home, so it has been here and there on breaks and lunches. Last week’s progress looked like this:
OK, I must admit that this doesn’t look like much progress on this project… I used the mattress stitch to attach the shoulders, the arm scythe, and then seam up the side through the underarm. I am taking my time and not rushing through the seaming up process. I don’t really have any sort of deadline for this project. At this point, I am making this layette for my own amusement.
Week 2 progress:
If you compare the original pattern to what the bootie on the right looks like, you will notice that they don’t even look remotely like the same things. I am unclear how they were supposed to turn out as the pattern was written. If I have extra yarn, when I am done with the all the items, including the blanket, then I will bravely attempt them again. Speaking of the blanket:
Even though I haven’t finished will all the other (already begun) items in this layette, I had some time where I would be sitting in a waiting room with Momma WW waiting for Papa DW and could knit on a project. For this kind of time I prefer projects that don’t take a lot of referring back to the pattern. Casting on and knitting 10 rows seemed a perfect choice. That is how far I got. I couldn’t find the #5 circular needles (as I was running out the door that morning, why would I want to plan ahead?) so I substituted #6. When have you ever heard of anyone complaining because their blanket was too big? 😀