Sunday, September 07, 2008

Sunday Catch Up

Despite getting rained out this weekend, it went pretty well. We were supposed to have my company picnic at Dorney Park on Saturday - but we took one look at the rain when we woke up and decided we weren't driving two hours to get rained on and then drive two hours home. Instead, we called up some friends of ours (who were also supposed to go to the picnic) and they invited us to go see the 3D version of Journey of the Center of the Earth. I am not sure if I have ever seen a 3D movie before - documentaries yes, but not a movie. In any case, the movie was a lot of fun.

I stayed up very late (let's just say I didn't get 8 hours last night, and that includes sleeping in and having a two hour nap this afternoon...) to get things straightened out on the Offset Wraplan. I ended up scrapping the directions for both the button band and collar and doing it intuitively. I still need to get some buttons for the sweater - but in the meantime I've used some nickels to show where the buttons will be:

Rose Garden Offset Wraplan

I also started another UPS hat last night - this one for me in Brown Sheep Lanaloft (which reminds me a lot in texture of Manos del Uruguay yarn).

UPS hat

It will be a sturdy winter hat. I think I want to make another in a light - maybe part cotton - yarn. I have bushy hair and the length it is right now I have to 'do' it regardless what I want to do. If it were longer I would just pull it into a bun or ponytail to do yardwork. I want a hat I can pull over my hair to keep it out of my eyes, but won't overheat my head in the process.

Okay - I will leave you with another video by Willow. I thought I had right-sided it before I downloaded it, but apparently it didn't come through that way. Don't hurt your neck! (ETA: Turn up the volume on your computer to hear it - it is quiet.)


IrishgirlieKnits said...

The offset wraplan is soooo cute! Love it!

How cute is Willow?!?!?!

Nell said...

OK- I love that baby sweater! Very cute.

Willow is such a ROCKSTAR!

Lee said...

I don’t usually comment about the knitting—that’s Suna’s department—but the wraplan is precious. I didn’t hear any audio on Willow’s performance, but she seemed to be having fun.

Zonda said...

Hey, she's not too bad of a guitar player, too cute! Nice wraplan (love that name) Good for you to just say the heck with frustrating instructions and go with it. How's the Lanaloft? You know how I love any wool from BS ;)

Bezzie said...

Hee, I'm loving the Canadian nickle button stand ins. Why is it I get Canadian change all the time but when I slip a Canadian coin in with my money when I pay the clerks all refuse? At least in AK they were cool with the Canadians.

Teri said...

I agree with Bexxie - nice Canadian nickels (that's probably all you can use them for down there...). And W? She's a funny one that's for sure! Is that the replacement guitar??