Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Excuses, excuses

But I have a good one this time. If my situation wasn't clear, I am home from college for the summer. I live with my parents and my little brother and sister. Last week my mother went out of town to help my grandma so basically I was in charge of everything (my siblings are pretty useless) which meant my time to myself was a bit limited. We also foster kittens and so there were some that required bottle feeding every few hours which is extremely time consuming. And also I started back at work finally. Point being, not a lot of knitting happened.

However, the Dollar and a Half Cardigan is getting there. I have finished both of the front pieces. Here is a picture of the right front relaxing in the windowsill, one of my cat's favorite spots as well.
I realized when I was decreasing for the armhole that I did not exactly do it correctly on the left front. It wasn't a huge deal, so I just decided to duplicate the mistake on the right front. I am currently about a foot into my first sleeve, which seems a little too big. I am knitting the smallest size, but actually it all seems a little too big. We'll see.

I don't believe that I ever shared with you all pictures of my knitting needle case that boy made for me. Although he disagrees, I really like it and it is nice to have everything in one place.

And yes, the boy sews. However, I must clarify that (except for this) he sews very manly things. Check out his blog. He does custom orders for tactical gear and things with webbing and nylon and sometimes he uses a lighter. It's all very ridiculous but he is good and has actually made a lot of money off of it and everything. I am proud of him for breaking gender stereotypes. But anyway, I picked out the fabric and gave him a rough idea of what I wanted and this is how it turned out! An excellent Christmas present, I must say.

As I promised last time, I have pictures from Beastly Knits. I found this book at used book sale and I couldn't resist its tackiness. I am probably breaking all sorts of copyright laws by posting these images, but they're just so awesome!

Look at that guinea pig!

This one cracks me up.

There are a couple more pictures on my flickr if you would like to see them. I am almost tempted to knit one. Maybe not a sweater, but I am sure that the charts would come in handy for something. So hilarious. I mean the title really just says it all.

Next time perhaps I will share my ideas for a friend's birthday present. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I cannot believe mine is 1/4 over already.


Cassiemarie said...

Nice sleeves! Looks wonderful so far!
Also that bat sweater almost made me choke on my soda. :) hah!

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and wanted to say HI!
I love the needle holder; the boy must be a talented seamster (would that be the male form of seamstress?)