Did some swatching over the weekend for Noodles’ sweater. The chenille that Jeannette wanted me to use was pretty fragile, so I tried it doubled – too fat (though I loved the look and felt more confident that it wasn’t going to break that way). I tried it on various needles, but couldn’t get the gauge right. Next step = finish the interminable multi-directional “larvae” spring scarf and try the size 7′s.
It suddenly hit me on Saturday that Becky & Georgia’s bday party was only a week away, and I hadn’t started their presents yet. Uh, oh. Guess they won’t each be getting a scaled-down Danica! Behold Becky’s neckwarmer in progress. OK, it was originally supposed to be a scarf, but I made it too wide, so it didn’t come out long enough. SOooo, now it’s a neckwarmer. I’m going to seam it later today. This is actually good b/c Becky’s pretty active, like Thing Two, so a dangly scarf wouldn’t be the best idea. YES, it’s half Fun Fur (the rest is Caron’s Simply Soft Brites in Watermelon), but the kid’s turning five. Five-year-olds LIKE this stuff.
This is Georgia’s scarf in progress. It’s a basic 1×1 rib. YES, it’s also half Fun Fur, half Simply Soft Brites. Again, eight-year-old girls LIKE this stuff. They’re not yarn snobs. Well, OK, maybe Girlfriend and Kiddo are, but not these particular girls.
Training for The Knitting Olympics starts today or tomorrow. Gotta wind my Shadow into balls and do some (gasp!) swatching. I’m trying not to take it personally that I haven’t been listed among the athletes yet. She’s had such an overwhelming response that she’s had to enlist help to get everyone listed on the site. I’ll be on there eventually….I hope.
Dontcha just lurve all them buttons?
For those of you just watching, JenLa have some others, too:
I asked Thing Two what she wanted me to knit for her for her birthday (St. Patty’s Day), but she didn’t want anything for herself – just for her cats. I foresee a cat bed made from the rug yarn I got from The Yarn Fairy a while back, perhaps a cat blanket made from that awful free brown Disco stuff I got in the mail. Maybe I’ll combine it with some black Fun Fur. Eeeuuuwww!