Wednesday, February 01, 2006

More Wacky Antics

Today I:

  • had a bowl of cereal and a cup of white tea with soy milk for breakfast
  • am having veggie meatloaf for lunch
  • am still on a black coffee kick

Bear Sweater

I finished the Baby Bobbi Bear sweater last night after work.

Originally, I was going drop stitches along the edges, re-knit them, and trim and weave in the ends of every row... but I didn't do that. To my work-addled brain, that seemed like too much work. So I chopped an inch off either end and wove the ends in (photo to right). That made this tidy edge you see on the left. Then I picked up the stitches along the edge and knitted the button flap. I crocheted a loop for the button.

Perhaps this wasn't the most logical way to go (I don't even know what to call it) but it was fairly effective. I like the points on the sweater, it gives it visual interest. I'm not entirely happy with the button placement; I imagined it centered, but with the sweater style I ended with it wasn't possible without the button practically hanging off the edge, and I didn't want to just have a frog or toggle. Live and learn.

I have yet to wash Bobbi and his sweater, but I'm hoping the sweater will shape up a little. The bear nose is a catastrophe, but I'm going to let it go. If I ever make this bear again, I'm going to get a tiny embroidery hoop and use it on the head. Luckily, I will never have to see this bear again after Friday, when I am pawning it off on a co-worker who has a new baby. Not that I'm traumatized or anything, it's just that if I have this fella sit on my bookshelf, right where I can see it every day, I would feel compelled to fix it.

What a mess that would be!

Last night, I:

  • had miso soup and vegan cheese and crackers for dinner
  • watched Best of Show
  • finally chose my Knitting Olympics project


bitterknitter said...

You chose your project!! What is it? You'll tell us tonite, right? Oooh, the suspense.

BBB's sweater is cute and I'll remember your suggestion about the nose when I get around to starting mine.

Jeanette said...

so what is the choice for the olympics?