Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Just call me butterfingers

Cause I'm dropping stitches all over the place. Check this out

my blue lover

And for a close up of the dropped stitches

check out that stitching

Mariposa sits unloved in a pile in the corner. I'm still having my fling with Clapotis. I just couldn't put this down over the long weekend. I love almost everything about it. I love the pattern, I love dropping stitches, I love that I made it wider to be a stole instead of a scarf, and I love the blue stripe pattern. The photo just doesn't do it justice. The change from the darker blue to the white is very subtle and beautiful. The only thing I hate is that the yarn is boucle and it doesn't drop stitches. I have to unravel each dropped stitch line by hand, but I can live wiht that. My sister loaned me the first season of Buffy on DVD and I just sat on my big butt watching vampires and knitting. It was heavenly! I will admit it was a bit boring for The Greatest, but really what did he care he was playing Lego Star Wars on X-Box all weekend. Overall we both had a great time, just not together.

I also finished blocking Pork Chop's dress. It never did block the way I wanted it to, but she loves it, so I guess that's all that matters.

pink perfection and the dress is nice too

The pattern was called Patrice from Berocco.com. I used a pound of love yarn. I will never buy that yarn again, but I will probably make more patterns from Berroco.com. This one was simple and well written. I added more rows to make the dress long enough for Pork Chop (I swear her legs are a mile long) but that is the only modification I made to this pattern.

And now for some comedy relief, Bird got into my yarn.

She's too young for this

She was so happy I didn't have the heart to take it from her. When she was done molesting the yarn I could only throw it away, abused and forgotten.


rincaro said...

Clapotis and buffy. *sigh* Sounds like a perfect weekend to me. Maybe a little angel or charmed thrown in for variety!

jacki said...

Thanks so much for your prayers. I know what you mean about caring about people you've never met. Whenever one of my online people is MIA for awhile...like, you know, when *you* were I start to worry that you disappeared and I'd never know what happened to you.

I am in love with your Clapotis. It's so elegant. I'm sure Mariposa understands. And that dress is so cute! It appears that she loves that even more than the prized swimsuit.

Is Lego Star Wars as fun as it looks?