We hit Michael's again today. I bought a skein of Paton's Classic Merino Wool in a blue variegated color. I decided to make an Irish Hiking Scarf for my Grandma Barbara. She is one of the people who inspired me to knit. She tried to teach me when I was about 8 or 9, but I wasn't interested in knitting then. I also bought two wooden skeletons to paint. For the past two or three years I've bought them. They are great to paint with Jem. He paints his, I paint mine. Last year, after putting up a few Halloween decorations, he broke my skeleton from the knee down. It's time to make a new and improved model.
This is the embroidery on the outside front.
And these are the footies. How could I not resist? And for $15 it was just too cute. I also bought a 6 piece frog set. It has two Onesies like bodysuits, a sleeper with froggies on the footies, a hat, a bib and a pair of socks. All for $11. And since we haven't been able to buy too much since most places don't offer VARIETY, well I just had to! Call it my retail therapy for the week!
And here is the sweater neck line and front bands. I finally finished the last couple of rows of 2 x 2 ribbing last night .I started the sleeves today. I'm hoping to have most of the finishing done by tomorrow night. I tried it on last night, unfortunately it doesn't look too good on me since nothing is finished. That or I am really starting to show. :O I choose to think it's because I'm not done!
Last, but not least, ONE of the few sweaters I would love to cast on from the Vogue Fall 2006 issue. I contemplate it, but the colorwork. Oh the colorwork! Wouldn't this just be one of those projects that would get a few yummy rows of color done and then the eventual, "I'll work on it after this next project" ideaology? I'll say it again, I'm a procrastinator and it's usually worth it!