During nap time, I blocked the tail of the Pajama Cat (which I almost forgot to knit!) and then started my new project (can you feel the giddiness?) I had stopped into Knit Wit on Tuesday to pick up something I had ordered, with the thought that I might browse (childless) and pick a new spring project. A friend of mine was working on a lace scarf at my last Knit Night, and I've been kinda itching to do something lacy. I walked into Knit Wit and WHAMMY! There it was, hanging right by the sock yarn: Shi Bui's "Wednesday Sweater".
It's a simple lace pattern, and absolutely darling. I couldn't wait to start it! The Shi Bui yarn was practically gone, so I ended up choosing a frosty pale green sock yarn from Jitterbug. Green is Rowan's favorite color, and I plan to make a sweater for each of my girls - thankfully the pattern spans 6 mos - 8 years! I cast on and got a few rows done before Brynn woke up, then worked on it until almost 11pm last night, whilst catching up on Glee episodes. Again, my camera does not like greens! This looks way frostier than it actually is...
Today, I was itching to get to work on the sweater again (I'm making Rowan's first), but my first crafting priority is piecing together the Pajama Cat. As I was reading the "Finishing" directions this morning, it started talking about button and button holes. What the what?? Oh no. I did not make buttonholes! I had made a copy of the chart pattern to work from and the teeny little pink lines that indicated button holes didn't show up on the copy, so I was oblivious. Oops. Kitty might gape just a little on her backside! I got her body sewn up, the tail sewn, and the face pieces together but realized I hadn't asked Rowan was color stitching she wanted for the cat's face. She's very particular about that kind of thing, and I didn't want to guess wrong. I picked her up from school at 10:30 this morning for her orthodontist appointment (yes, the braces are on and she did great!) and confirmed that she wants blue stitching to match the cat's blue spots. So, if nap time is good to Mommy today, I will get the face on, stuff the tail and head, and get that kitty finished!
|Pajama Cat - backside|