Friday, May 22, 2009
Finished them last night. These came into the house as undyed roving, and so today I'm feeling all clever and self-reliant. They fit and everything. I think I'm gonna do another pair, soon, with twisted ribbing all over (except the sole which will be reverse stockinette). That should help the fit significantly; I've got weird feet. Already have the undyed roving here. Bwahahaha. I'll probably also dye some Summer Berries roving for the shop, while I'm at it.
The Goob's been entertaining lately. We finally got her some real crocs, and we had the silly "croc charms" as I think of them, from a previous shopping trip when they were given to us for free. So we let the Goober pick where she wanted them on her shoes, and we ended up with this:
I call them the tutti-fruity shoes. (Like the Tutti-Fruity hat, only without Carmen Miranda and the fun song and dance. Personally my favorite Carmen Miranda is Tico Tico, and I imagine a day will come when the Goob sings it. Though she still won't sing Dean Martin with me.)
She has also taken to putting together puzzles all on her own. It's her new big thing; we can't get puzzles into the house fast enough.
She's up to 48-piece puzzles on her own. I turned her loose on a 100-piece yesterday and that was a bit much (she needed help), but give her a week and she'll be at it. FYI, Target has their own in-house brand puzzles, Circo, that are cheap - $2.99 for a 24 piece puzzle - well made, and cute. That's what she's putting together there with the butterflies and flowers. They sell tractors and stuff too, for little boys. (Or little girls like mine.)
Finished spinning all the Summer Dusk, as I'm calling it.
Have now started on the other non-blue fiber. It's actually steel gray and so far from blue I'm thinking of dropping the seller a note and telling them their terminology on their website is really misleading. I know I'm the color freak, but I stare at this stuff and I can only see the faintest hint of slate blue. It's gray. It should be labeled as such. It'd make an awesome plain scarf for a guy to wear with an overcoat, though.
Otherwise, I'm looking about for the Next Project, now that the socks are done. I'm dithering between finishing the Pinwheel Sweater (that has been on the needles since freaking 2006 and only needs sleeves and I would WEAR IT THIS SUMMER), or casting on "Cameo" (Rav link) from Wendy Bernard. Cameo would use yarn from the stash (the lavender cotton that's been in there for five plus years), so either would be virtuous. But I'm leaning heavily toward finishing the Pinwheel. Honestly. 2006. Good grief.
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