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 ;)