Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I know I've complained a lot about Pink, and most of it has been my fault. Reading the pattern is a critical step in knitting, and it's one to which I should have paid more attention. That being said:
Yet another horrid self portrait, yet you can see that I'm down to the waist shaping and I'm out of my pajamas (always beneficial). When I can find my tripod, the self pictures will get better, I promise. But wait - there's more!
I actually finished the Big Blue sweater! Little Man was excited. I still have yet to weave in ends, and add the stars, but the knitting is done. It's big on him as anticipated, so he can wear it for a couple of years. He did tell me it was itchy, but that's because I haven't washed and blocked it yet. I don't know how much actual blocking the sweater needs, but I will wash it to remove any excess dye and hopefully make the fibers soften and bloom a little. It's just Ella Rae Classic, a sturdy wool, so "bloom" is relative. He seemed pleased with it, and that's all a mother could ask.