Monday, March 16, 2009

Something Yellow When I'm Blue

I finished another one of my baby sets. This one is feather 'n fan in Bernat Softee Baby lemon. It's for the store. Started February 20, finished March 13. Ravelry details here.

I love knitting baby stuff. I always want nice hand-knit sweaters, but they take so long. At least for me they take so long. Socks and baby stuff are much more satisfying.

Can anyone guess what happened to these? They are the Oldest One's. He took them off and set them on the endtable when he went out to play. He should be putting them on the little frog stand they gave him when he got them. That's up high on the computer table. They are at the eye doctor's now getting the lens put back in and new earpieces. Plus that one arm is kinda wonky. Edited to add: Maggie did it.

Look at my lawn. Sigh.
The Evil that is Maggie is such a sweetheart when she wants to be. She's a total cuddler and lover underneath the overlying evilness.

On a brighter note, a lady came in the store the last Saturday I was working with a small, car seat sized baby blanket she had knit years ago. She didn't have the pattern but wanted to make another one. I knew at a glance it was Little Shells in the fine baby yarn. She left it with me, and Monday when I came to work I brought my book with oodles of pattern stitches in it. I had to modify it slightly cuz the book pattern had two stitches between the eyelets, and hers only had one. It was easy to figure out by counting columns and rows. The only problem I had was hers had a scalloped edge that was picked up all around the outside of the blanket. I found that edging in my book, but it was worked from the outside of the shell in. Couldn't reverse it cuz the stitch count changed. I tried it on some scrap yarn, but it didn't work well. Checked on the internet, but I couldn't find it. Anyways, I figured out how she could do it and sew it on afterwards, but she thought she'd just probably leave it off. She wanted to know how much I wanted for my efforts, but I said nothing. Didn't take that long, and I did it while I was at work. She bought needles and yarn, so I was happy. Anyhoo, she came back shortly afterwards with these mini daffodils for me. Too nice. I have no idea who she is, her name, nothing.

I found another use for Austerman Step. Hauling out teeth. The Littlest One only let me take one out, but the one next to it really has to go, too. His big teeth are both through behind the baby teeth, and I don't want them to go crooked. He just wants the other one to, "fall out on its own". Couldn't even bribe him with more Tooth Fairy money.

The blueness comes from me dropping my nice home-made cheese casserole I had for lunch today on the floor this morning. I did have another one, but I wasn't impressed in having to turf the first one. That made me mad, but then I get to work, and the income tax people call to say our returns are done. I always get a refund, Hubs pays in. This year is income went up 34%, and his income tax went up 250%! And I thought it was bad last year. I hate the government. Now I have to figure out how the hell we're gonna pay that. I guess that's all part of life.

Anyhoo, happy knitting!


Blogger Monika said...

Ah, don't get me started in income tax! Your baby set is lovely. That was very nice of you to help out that Lady, and very nice of her to bring you flowers! Maggie doesn't look like she's that evil! :o)
I wear glasses too, and broke some of them (by sitting on them). :o)

3:25 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

That yellow is such a happy colour, perfect for this time of year!

My oldest wears glasses, too, and we've had them in a few times! Kids, eh? :o)

3:31 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

Love the lemon feather & fan set! The blanket they are on is beautiful, too!

Ah, the glasses, all I can say is thank Heaven for plastic lenses!

7:28 PM  
Blogger red-dragonfly said...

Wow you sure knit things up quickly! Lawn!? At least you can see it! We are still buried under 4ft of snow.
I think the baby in pic 2 is know. it's a doll. The outfit looks good. Lucky little someone:)

11:32 PM  
Blogger Frieda said...

That's such a nice baby set. You sure knit it up in a flash .

That Maggie ! I bet you can't stay mad at her for long , looks like she's got that cuddle thing down to an art . Smart puppy !

Oh, tax time , the bane of our existence .Doing the annual returns is such a chore especially after all of it you owe them money .I really hope it works out for you . ((((hugs )))

3:24 PM  
Blogger Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Wow. You're just a knitting machine! I seem to have lost my knitting mojo, to quote Marti. Did she have her baby yet?

Nice lady to bring you a gift for your efforts. Don't you wish more people would show their appriciate every-so-often?

Maggie is so bad. She must be picking up tips from Jaws (I mean, Jewel).

2:17 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

Hey Lexa, I nominated you for an award, head over to my blog to check it out!

Take care.

4:21 PM  

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