where soul meets body...
Okay, no more of that.
So I figured out how to sew up the stripy hat. That is, I sewed up it the way it looks. I made it look pretty decent too, which made me happy. I cannot sew for shit (which is why I love Stef's designs) so I decided instead of hiding them, I would do some mattress stitch crosses along the top. Unfortunatly I don't have a picture yet, I'm waiting to finish the whole thing.
And I had a brainstorm (while I was napping, no less. Must nap more). Instead of making some ugly vest for my mom which would only make me miserable since I hate them, why not make a Cathode for her? I had the right type yarn & I hate sewing anyway. My mom's pretty open to new thing (the big collar worries me) and I have more than enough yarn for it. If she doesn't wear it, well, at least I will still have some pretty Foliage left. And it knits up fast, at least the first part.
Pretty eh? I love how this knits up I've only got an inch left of the Foliage & then I need to practice what I'm going to use for the ribbing. Probably Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece since I have a lots of it in black. But I need to play with the gauge & the stitches since I'm not sure how it'll work. I'm very excited. And best of all, there'll be a lot left over for a nice scarf for myself out it.
So I did all this while watching Veronica Mars. How did I miss out on this show? It's great, not your typical teenage soap (which I think is why I skipped it for so long.) I spent the last couple of rainy nasty days inside watching it & knitting. With a cup of tea & my cat. When did I turn into a granny?