Jul 5, 2007

We are not friends

The Pea Pod Baby set and I are at odds right now. I thought that I was done. The only task I had left was to attach the sleeves to the body. As Brian and I watched "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" I realized I must not be, because simple math had evaded me. The sleeves were about 1/3 smaller than the sleeve hole opening on the body. I mean really, the body of the sweater looks like it will fit an 18 month old, and the sleeves were probably right for a 6 month old. I'm such a doofus. So, I have ripped the sleeves apart and I am now attempting to pick up my stitches off of the body and knit the sleeves from there. The trick is going to be making them proportional. Seeing as how I don't have a baby to measure, this will really just be winging it.



I've also been thinking lately about Christmas knitting. I don't know how much I'll commit to this year - but I'm sure I'll squeak out a few projects. I may even teach myself to crochet (I even surprised myself with that statement). Does anyone have any special Christmas requests - if you do, please state the project and color preferences. This Santa doesn't have any helpers, so she has to get to work early.

2 comments:

Patty Ann said...

There are plenty of people in the Falta family that know how to crochet. I know it's a difficult cross-over for you though.
I'd put it down and head for the beach this weekend if I were you. The forecast for next weekend's 5K looks very good.

Shauna said...

It was so nice to see everyone at Meredith's wedding! Just got a chance to check the blog out again and do some back reading. Great blog and your knitting is gorgeous! Sorry to hear about the baby sweater - I am sure it will be adorable when done.