Posts Tagged ‘hoodie’

So much is going on that it will take more than one post to tell it all. But first up, a little aside. Yarn Rascal won another Golden Paw Award!


Along with Mom not doing well, Yarn Rascal’s decided, for some unknown but worrisome reason, that he can’t eat his food out of his dish without being hand fed by me with a spoon. Even then, it is reluctant eating. However, the Little Devil Darling had no problem chomping down this:

Spool of Thread Yarn Rascalized

The plastic parts of a spool of navy blue thread which I mistakenly left on the end table after sewing on the buttons to my two newest baby sweaters.

baby hoodie fs 1

Baby Sweater Collar LS

While I am waiting to see what’s up with my mother’s condition, I am also nervously awaiting complications in Yarn Rascal digestive tract from eating the plastic spool. Oh how I wish spools were still made of wood!

In the meanwhile this picture I found on the internet sums up exactly how I feel.



It’s my next knitting project.

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The two-for-one baby boy sweater is pretty much done. I need to sew in one sleeve, obtain the buttons, sew them on, block the sweater and fini! It was a little kick-me-in-my-arse project and I am glad to have gotten through it. I learned quite a bit.

I think I knit and ripped the hood about 8 times, four of which included trying different ways of constructing it and four of which were because of mistakes made while trying alternate methods.

The pattern gives instruction for making the sweater into a hooded one or one with a regular collar. I should have pictures of the hooded version in my next post. Now I am trying to decide whether I should knit up a second sample for the collar version or rip out the hood and button bands on the current one and re-knit button bands and attach the collar. I don’t think I have enough yarn for a second sample and would need to order it from the UK. On the other hand, I hate to rip out all the work on the hood now that I am happy with the way it looks. I really don’t know what to do. Suggestions are most welcome.

Also on today’s list of nasty little chores is researching how to repair a hole made in an expensive bed sheet that someone with four paws and a tail created last night. Yarn Rascal was into his roam-the-night-away mode and finally at 2 am I put a stop to it. Unable to settle down, he spent time gnawing the hole in the sheet. He’s not vindictive he just has a very hard time settling down to sleep. Even when he does fall asleep he’s a restless sleeper.

Off to research the art of visible mending. Once Yarn Rascal makes a hole in something it draws him back to it like a magnet does with a piece of metal.

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