I have no idea how you're supposed to block a mobius since it will never lie flat, but this my best effort. Babysitting is knitting opportunity, and as the contemporary line goes - it's a win win. The yarn fairies can no longer add to my yarn ball, and so I gave the teeny leftover ball to Charlie. What is it with cats and yarn anyway?
I finished my blouse today. Actually, it was done but I had to learn how to make buttonholes. Alexia was taking a bath in the next room, so I embarked on this new journey. I have never had a machine that could make buttonholes without my intervention. I tested it and worked though the error messages, which were mostly because I didn't know which model machine I had purchased. I had to come back downstairs, log on and find the bookmark for the machine model I had ordered. I needed the model number for the correct buttonhole number selection. That's all folks. With that information, I dropped the needle at the starting point five times and zip-zop, had five buttonholes. I am in awe.
I handed Alexia the camera and asked if she thought she could take a picture of my blouse. She said she had taken zillions of pictures.
I looked at her picture and said, Alexia, you got Papa looking grouchy and you missed the whole top of my head. This is her next image - better Papa, manic-hilarious Grandma. She's pretty good for a six-year-old. Of my two blouse tries, this pattern will be my next go. I have given up on the no-waist life of the "mature body." As Amy said, it is what it is.
Charlie has made tentative peace with Alexia which is no small deal since he has a reputation for scratching our fast-moving grandchildren. He has her Wii-exercise sweat towel and her special lion here.
Alexia is absorbed into a world of Wii princesses and all the fairy tale magic that goes with it. She doesn't know it but her favorite cousins in the whole world are here this weekend - text message alert. I know that seeing Evan is one hundred times more awesome than one Wii princess.
And for now, I loved my February Lady sweater so much and wear it way too much, so I decided to cast on some yarn I've have for a long time, which matches the gauge. It's gray Targhee which I put into a yellow dye bath. Interesting? We'll see.
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