Wednesday, October 03, 2007

WiP It Wednesday

My Mr Greenjeans is coming along nicely:

I think I have about 5 more inches of the cabling to go before I bind off. The instructions said to move the garment onto waste yarn when you have done the required amount of stockinette stitch to see if the cables will begin in an aesthetically pleasing place, and I am glad it did. I have the goods in the chestal area (how am I going write that without attracting the fetishists to the blog...), so I did 4 more rows of stockinette stitch to put the cables below my breasts rather than in the middle of them.

Here is a close-up of my cables and a much truer representation of the green involved:

I just started my 4th ball of Lion Brand Wool Ease tonight, so my yarn is going a long way- I haven't even hit the $10 mark yet! All that and I will have a sweater I can toss in the washer and dryer (very important when Willow is around!). I brought the sweater with me to work today but ended up having a shitstorm of a day - only got one row in when I was supposed to be having lunch and then I found out that I somehow lost the bamboo cable needle that had been in my pocket. I backtracked everywhere I had been that morning, hoping it had just fallen out but it was nowhere to be found. Someone probably thought they had found a freakishly large toothpick and threw it away.

Willow and I were working on a different kind of project earlier this week. She doesn't have her ears pierced and has started to notice that many of her classmates do. I don't have anything really against it - I had my ears pierced when I was in Kindergarten - but I have a feeling that her daddy might have a minor meltdown if I took her to get them done. So, when she and I were in the mall last week I looked at clip-on costume earrings in the dept store, hoping to find something cute - but didn't see a single pair for less than $18. I told her we could do better than that. So, we headed to Michaels, where I bought a package of clip-on backs, a package of sparkling multi-colour rhinestones, and a bottle of tacky glue. I think I may have paid $6.50 for the lot of them... and Willow made out with seven pairs of clip-on earrings:

And she is as happy as a clam ;)


Zonda said...

Mr. Greenjeans is looking really good!! Thanks for the advice to try it on before the cables!

Cute earrings, and pain free too!

Elizabeth said...

How beautiful Mr. Greenjeans is. I love to knit from the top--in the round! When my girls were in middle school, all their friends had pierced ears and their Daddy would not let them. We headed out to a store in the mall--I believe it was Claire's Boutique and found some earrings that looked pierced--little hearts, purls, and something else. They had little magnets that you put on the back of the ear. They held the earrings on very well and looked like their ears had been pierced. It worked for them and Daddy was happy. As a matter of fact, Alicia still doesn't have her's done, but Angela got her's done when she went away to college. ;)

Catherine said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! Actually my friend is a Phillies fan and I have to give them props for coming up from behind!

I highly recommend the star blanket. I washed it and it is so soft and cuddly I want it for myself!

Bezzie said...

Wow! You're tearing through that sweater! Dang!

Yeah, my sister got her ears pierced young and flinched. They weren't ruined, but they were crooked!

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Mr. Greenjeans is looking fabulous!! You'll be done in no time! The color you've picked is just perfect too :)

turtlegirl76 said...

Mr. Greenjeans is lookin' good!

I got my ears pierced when I was 12. My mom did it with a chunk of ice and a darning needle. Holy shit that hurt.

Michelle said...

Mr. Greenjeans looks great! Sorry I missed you guys on Tuesday but hey I now have a new clothes washer. YEAH!

The earrings for Willow are adorable. See ya soon Michelle.