I figured I had better get some knitting up here since this is, for the most part, a knitting blog. And I have actually been knitting...
1. Florence - I have about 8 more cm to go to finish the rib around the front. Then on to the sleeves, a small amount of seaming, and she will be complete. Well, not quite. The cherry broach will still need to be done. After all, that's why I decided to make the damn thing in the first place! Some one smack me next time I try to do a whole project in rib...on small needles none the less.
2. Ms. Bluebell - Ms. Bluebell just needs the neckline ribbing, armhole finishing, and some ruffles. I need to take her to Knit Happens on Wed. to get a consensus on the neck. Every time I pick up the stitches to start the rib, it doesn't look the same on one side of the "v" as the other. Maybe it is just me, but I want someone else to reassure me that I don't need to rip it out!
3. New Project! - Knit Happens mentioned on the shop blog a few days back (see entry on 6/1) that they were putting together kits to make the Scribble Scarf from the Mason-Dixon Knitting book. Since I had to stop in to get "a" needle (now how many times have I said that), I decided I would give it a go and try one.
The "large" yarn is GGH Bolero in Pale Blue and the "thin" yarn is Alchemy Haiku in Pale Blue Eyes. The Haiku is very sticky, but it isn't too bad once you get the hang of it. Not the type of project you would want to carry around. More the "sitting in bed watching TV" kind of project. You have to watch that the loops of the large yarn don't pull out and go flat. I have one flat spot, and it was really hard to fix so I decided to leave it. A pretty quick knit so far. Although my husband couldn't understand why I would want to knit a scarf that wouldn't keep my neck warm. Duh...because it looks cool! Why do you buy shoes that pinch your feet? Because they look cool! Why do you buy a skirt that you can barely walk in? Because it looks cool! Why do you knit a sweater that might take years to finish. Because it looks cool! Geez...you would think he'd get it by now ;-)