Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Crunch Time

I still have one last gift to complete. It is one of the three kiddo sweaters. I admit to becoming a bit cocky when I finished the other two so quickly. This one is taking a bit of time. Most of it has been in my head. How should I handle the stripes? How big should it be? Shawl collar or hood? I-cord binding or garter button band? Zipper or toggles? The possibilities are endless.

I decided to stripe the sweater using pi. It is comical to me that I cannot randomly stripe. This method works well and it takes the burden off me. The hood and sleeve portion of the sweater are solid. I am hoping that looks good when it is finished.

I finished The Yellow House and started Winter Sea. Someone on the Yarn Along recommended it, and it was available at my library. I have also been busy reading winter picture books with the kiddos. Today we read The Christmas Memory by Truman Capote. Our library book was misprinted; part of the story was repeated and the ending was missing. I was able to find it online read by Capote. We listened to the remainder of the story that way.

3 comments:

  1. that is funny about the book. we have a book that has the middle portion twice, but it also has the ending. lol
    i am very excited to see the sweaters all done. :)

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  2. Good luck on that last sweater! I'm excited to see them all completed!

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  3. Well, at least your brain can think through all of those changes/additions. I have to ask myself that before I begin and then find a pattern. Not an experienced enough knitter... :) What do you mean striping by pi? I know what pi stands for but what is the particular method? Have a Merry Christmas!

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