Thursday, July 27, 2006

Bunnies and Blankets

Well, the knitted babe is coming along quite nicely. That's because I've run into a little problem with the blanket. But first the knitted babe.

I present to you Bunny. (I think it's a silly name but that's what the book calls her.)

I still have to sew on her eyes and mouth and she needs more clothes but for now I am quite pleased with her in her hat, underpants, and shoes.

I'm working on a sweater for her. It still needs sleeves and I have to figure out how to close it in the back. Fun fun fun.

Now the blanket: The problem arose when I turned the corner. I decided to do a knitted on border because I hate doing seams and I found a blanket pattern that assured me I could do a knitted on border. All I had to do is work three rows in the corner and the border would turn nicely. That was a lie. I should have known it was a lie. I don't know why I believed it. Yes, I do. I believed it because I wanted it to be true.
Now I'm not sure how to proceed. I have no idea how many rows I should work in the corner. I even tried to find a scallop I could work into the corner. I really don't want to rip back the whole border and start over. Anybody got any ideas?

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Happy Birthday Sally!

Today is Sally's birthday. Well, we don't know that for sure but she was 6 months old when we got her and we've had her for exactly 6 months so I am proclaiming today her birthday. So, in honor of Sally's birthday here are 10 things I love about Sally:

1. She fervently loves everyone and everything she meets.
2. She knows two very important words: outside and walk.
3. If she thinks there is even a remote possibility that she's getting a treat, she sits.
4. She is convinced that there is something interesting buried in the yard.
5. She firmly believes that all pillows belong to her.
6. When she gets really excited she tears around the yard at top speed.
7. When she's playing outside she likes to come in and check on me once in a while.
8. She can have hours of fun with a cherry that fell off the tree.
9. Any time is a good time for a nap.
10. She has made it her duty to protect us from all unusual noises and local wildlife. A duty she takes very seriously.

Happy Birthday Sally! We're so glad you found us.

And now on to the knitting. I did in fact, finish the body of the blanket when I said I would. I then spent the next week trying to decide what border to put on the blanket. I wanted something leafy with scalloped edges.

I finally settled on this. Of course, now I'm second-guessing my choice because the leaves don't quite lay flat. I guess I should have expected that.

When I became frustrated with the blanket border I needed a new project. I briefly considered knitting the other front piece of the sweater but 7 inches of ribbing didn't really interest me, so I started a knitted babe!

Now, rather than be disappointed that I abandoned the sweater, let's be impressed at how long I managed to wait before starting a knitted babe. So far I have one body piece and one arm done. I don't seem to be terribly committed to any project at the moment.