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separation anxiety

Posted on: September 14, 2008

I finished the Spunk’s cardigan and dropped it off at Knits Needles and Wool to have a zip inserted. My first anxious thought was about the colour of the zip. I bought a black one, and now I think it should be grey. The second anxious thought was about leaving something that took me so long to make with someone I don’t know and trusting them not to bugger it up! My third anxious thought was about it being away for so long (up to two weeks!) and then the Spunk having no opportunity to wear it!

However, it fits. I don’t have a photo because the camera is still in Queensland. But it really does fit very well and he is thrilled.

I made the back and one front of Hey Teach! and then ripped it out because it just wasn’t doing it for me. Then I cast on for a cotton Wicked cardigan and that wasn’t cutting it either, so now I am making a baby blanket with Cotton-Ease. I love the colour and the yarn is very soft, but I think I need to learn I don’t like knitting cotton into garments! There are a couple of babies in the making around me at the moment, so I am sure one of them will appreciate a machine wash/dry blanket. Pattern is my own – I will share as soon as I can.

Next on the needles – Button Me Up! Pullover by Laura Chau. The numbers are fairly close to Wicked, so it should work out well. In fact, the pullover itself is quite similar to Wicked, but it is knit from the bottom up. I should be able to finish this before going back to school.

I am awaiting delivery of a couple of books – Knitting Without Tears and The Knitter’s Almanac from The Book Depository. I have fallen in love with Elizabeth Zimmermann like thousands of knitters before me. I can’t wait to get them. The Spunk has ordered another jumper – I am going to make him a Seamless Hybrid (Rav link) – we just have to agree on a yarn choice.

We have been spring cleaning with a vengeance this week and finally tackled the kids’ room. Tiny Madam and Number One Son share a room at the moment – our family outgrew our house with the suprise arrival of TM! Oh boy, it was a disgrace. Now, a place for everything and everything in its place. One tub of toys each in the open, everything else is shelved or tubbed and hidden away. It feels very good! However, I wish I could buy them a space saving bed each – we saw a fabulous example at Harvey Norman yesterday. We went to buy a printer and ended up bouncing on beds, fondling carpet and rocking in chairs. What good clean fun!

I have been bitten by the muffin bug. I have never before this week cooked muffins, but have made up for that since Thursday! Yum!

Now to brighten what is a very grey day here – a very bizarre pairing – REM and some Muppets.


5 Responses to "separation anxiety"

My 16 year old has quite a small bedroom now (the girls are sharing the larger one) and I got him a ‘loft’ bed from Ikea- talk about awesome. It’s a king sized single, that takes up no floor space. The tiny room seems really large. You’re making me thnk I should get the toy situation in the girls’ room sorted though.

The muffins were delish!
Well done on tackling the toys. I hope the cardigan comes back soon all nicely zippered.
Good luck with “Button me up”.

oh Hey Teach didn’t work for you? Can you explain why? I’m keen to cast it on soon! I wish it didn’t have such a lame name.

So glad you’re getting the two EZ books – they’re the first two I got and I find them compelling and comforting. I read pages from Knitters Almanac before going to sleep. It’s just so good. Looking forward to hearing what you think. I’m keen to do that hybrid pattern too!

Oh that’s very stressful, sending off your new cardigan baby to be zippered. Glad to hear you are all well and having a very productive holiday!! Well done for cooking!!!

My fave muffin recipe –

I use SR flour instead of the plain & baking powder, works perfectly.


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