Monday, June 02, 2008

It's all over but the snakeys

Little bit's recital went just beautifully. Things are a bit quieter now, so I've occasionally got a few minutes for blogging, email, and such. I did a bit of updating on Ravelry and uploaded some photos.
Speaking of which, I finally did take some pictures. First we have the bluejaywalkers (Take Two). The first time around, they were a little too small. I sometimes have trouble judging the size of things. Socks and mittens and such for me are tiny, but to me it appears "normal." That means, of course, when I make something for just about anyone else (except for Iris or my mom), it seems too big instead of normal sized. The size I'm making seems just a bit too big to me, so I'm hoping they're about right.
Next we have Snakes! #2 for Colin's baby. You may or may not be able to tell, but the balls of brown I had were in two different dye lots. I can tell. I don't think Colin's little one will care, so that's really all that matter. I've got two of five snakeys knitted and they should go fairly quickly. All I'll have to do then is steam press it and sew on buttons. I was concerned about how the green would look on the collar, but I rather like it. I may do something similar the next time I make this pattern. And there will be a next time. People keep having babies (no more for me, thanks). And babies should have clothing with snakes on.
Then, of course, there's the Man-Sweater, mostly finished just in time for summer. I'm rather pleased with this one. I've got to put in the zipper and do the crochet edging and then I will be done, done, done. It fits like my boyfriend's sweater ought to have fit if either he or I were of a normal size. When my husband was my boyfriend, I could make a tent out of his sweaters and have room for a friend. Still could. He hasn't shrunk and I haven't grown.
The only thing I forgot to get a picture of was the 2x2 ribbed scarf. Perhaps next time, then.
Friday I shaved a butterfly's leg. I want you to know how funny I think that is. It's off to more of the same. Hopefully I'll be able to notice some kind of morphological something that's distinctive and NOT wing patterning. I'm taking measurements of different pieces-parts now that I know how to. Who knows what today holds? Will I take more bug butt pictures, shave butterfly legs, or just spend some quality time at the library?