May 31, 2005
Since I frequently force you to listen to me whine about things that don’t go right in my knitting world, it is only fair that I give equal time to things that go pretty dang right. I give you Poppy the Pullover:
Here is Baby Rose (who is almost 4 so we are going to have to drop the ‘Baby’ sometime soon), modelling her Poppy pullover. Note all the lovely things about it.
Chief Lovely Thing: It fits. It fits right now, mere weeks after I made it. Meanwhile other things I made for Baby Rose are still too big for her. But this one fit right away.
Another Lovely Thing: My modifications were true improvements. To my way of thinking, anyway. Note how the open seams at the sides and wrists make it so much easier to sink a basketball shot while standing on a chair that has a seat that leans backwards:
Clearly these are desirable attributes in a pullover.
Yet Another Lovely Thing: Doesn’t this pullover just suit Rosie right down to the ground? It captures Le Style Rose to a tee. Stylin’ with the baggies and the mini-Merrells and the wristwatch borrowed from a Big Kid.
While Rose was visiting, I got to view a video of her wearing the Poppy pullover over a purple dress while singing This Little Light of Mine in her school’s Spring Sing. Needless to say, it was a Kvell-a-thon.
In my mail today, I was delighted to receive my Back-Tack Pack.
A lovely anonymous package all the way from Hawaii. All the items coordinate and would make a touching needle-roll homage to Lilly Pulitzer AND the Beach Boys. I’m in a dilemma now, because using these materials is optional under the Back Tack rules, and I’ve already made one needle roll from stash. Do I have two needle rolls in me? Do I want to share these lovely goodies? Thanks, anonymous tasteful donor!
I’ve been clearing my decks for the Tennessee State Fair and my upcoming trip to –SHRIEK–England! You know how I was so enthused about Belinda’s fabulous denim mitered-square blanket, that I was going to make one for myself as my Beach Knitting 2005? Well, I might still make one, but as I was knitting the first few miters and trying to find some kind of Jedi way of making a blanket that is Exactly Like Belinda’s while at the same time, Certainly Not a Copy of Belinda’s, I started getting the urge to do crazy things like not stripe the miters, or to add in non-denim colors. Then I remembered a baby boy in dire need of a Summer Blanket. So I’ve come up with an alternate plan, involving 6 blocks/24 miters, and some fancy sashing and mini-blocks. Here’s one corner:
And another spot:
I don’t even want to tell you how many times I’ve washed and ironed these squares to get them to look a bit older and wabi-sabi-er. If nothing else, I’m entertaining myself. Hopefully by the end of the week I’ll have all the squares joined together.