Owls sweater you were working on a little while ago?
Why yes, it is in fact the Owls sweater I was working on a while ago.
Didn't you rip it all back already once? I thought you were much further along!
Yeah well, I'd ripped it back a while ago and started over, but er...realized it was way too big...again.
How far along were you?!
Ah. So this would be your...third time starting this sweater?
Friday, May 17, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Look what I knit during this rotation in camp! I just need to pick up some big brown (or green, if I can match the colour) buttons and my boyfriend's nephew's birthday present is done! Let's hope it fits the little guy on his first birthday.
I'm itching so badly to sew, I'm considering going to the medic to get some itch cream. Sadly, I'm not going to have any time to sew next time out as I'm off to a conference back home in Manitoba. YAY SCIENCE, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY! Boo no sewing time. BUT YAY FOR SHOPPING!!!
Happy stitching all!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I sent off a care package/birthday/Christmas present to one of my best friends last week! This was a monumous occasion because I'm pants at mailing things, and have been putting this together forever.
I'm also running an experiment with her. I want to see how bad her allergy to wool is. K has very sensitive skin, but I suspect it's more the texture of the wool that irritates her skin than anything else (but of course, she knows her allergy better than anyone). I've sent her several swatches of different types of yarn, in individual baggies, including:
- 100% wool (mostly for comparison or to test sensitivity to hands rather than more delicate areas - but I expect her to leave this one in the baggy I've sent it in),
- 50% merino wool and 50% silk (to test if a much finer wool will still bother her)
- 100% baby alpaca (because a lot of people who are allergic to wool, aren't allergic to alpaca. And also because alpaca is the softest thing EVER, like knitting a kitten).
- 75% kid mohair and 25% silk (just because)
Happy sewing (and knitting)!