Thursday, June 22, 2006

I'm Back!

Briefly today, but I AM back. Since I have a few moments before I have to get ready for work, I thought I'd share a picture with you of the Citrus Punch cardigan on it's non-intended, but appreciative, new owner.

The day Kristen and Trinity arrived, I tried the two cardigans (Ripples and Citrus Punch) on her. She didn't want to take Citrus Punch off. Every time we took it off, she'd pick it up and say "On!". I had no choice but to give it to her and am making a different cardigan for Oceanna (pictures tomorrow). Both the cardigans fit Trinity beautifully, though I could have made the Ripples cardi a little bit longer. I forgot about toddler tummies.

The chevron top was another story. It turned out beautifully. The colours looked very nice on her. It just didn't fit over her head. The neckband was too snug, so I frogged it (just the neckband) and redid it in a crochet edge. We didn't get an opportunity to try it on her with the crochet edge, but it did fit with no band at all.

I noticed when I downloaded all the pictures that I didn't get any of Trinity wearing either the Ripples cardi or the chevron top. She did, however, walk around with the chevron top on for a good part of one morning, string hanging down her back (keeping the neck stitches from running). She didn't want to take it off, even though the sun was shining and she had another top under the chevron top. Silly little girl!

All in all, we had a wonderful time with my daughter and granddaughter. I didn't get a lot of knitting done, but did do start what Kristen dubbed a Tropical Punch cardi for Oceanna. Kristen and I both picked up a hairpin lace loom (more on that tomorrow) and I showed her how to use it. I also let her have my copy of Interweave Crochet, which has the tutorial in it.

I'll post more tomorrow and update with a few pictures. Now, I have to get dressed and ready for work. Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, she is ever so cute & that cardi suits her beautifully.