Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Pinwheel sweater + play skirts
Yea, I finally finished my pinwheel sweater; just in time for my littlest one to be too big for it. I finished the body of this sweater fairly quickly because it was so fun to knit. But when I got to the sleeves I put it out of sight, out of mind. I don't know why it took me four months to knit up two sleeves. And those ends to weave in? What a pain! I finally caved, though, and sat today and did it all and it only took me 15 minutes. Why did I wait and wait for something that isn't hard and really didn't take that long?
I love it except for one big problem - see the big hole in this one side? It's right where I attached the sleeve so I must have messed up on something. I'm not sure what I can do to better it, either. Any ideas?
We were visiting with my Mom yesterday after an orthodontist visit and she wanted to make the girls a play skirt. You see, my red head insist on wearing a skirt everyday; and now with it being cold, Mom thought she needed a long play skirt.
Have you ever seen a fleece skirt? I haven't, but that is the warm material Molly wanted. She calls it her snugly skirt and she hasn't taken off since it was finished. Her Grandma explained that this is purely a play skirt and she can't wear it out. Molly can't understand why - she thinks it's beautiful. Check out the fringe on the bottom.
I made the green corduroy skirt and it was supposed to be long, too. However, the serger and I got in a fight; and the serger won. There was a nice huge hole (what's the deal with me and holes lately) right in the middle of the skirt. I got so fed up that I left it for Mom to finish. The green was shortened, a ruffle was added; and all is well.