Thursday, June 29, 2006

In the Latest Knitting News....

(and shockingly enough ... there HAS been knitting. Granted, VERY little (dang hot weather!). But knitting nonetheless!)

I have started, finished, and already gifted Bunny #2. To an ill little girl I know who needs a kidney transplant. I'm not sure why I figured that if I couldn't give her a kidney (wrong bloodtype) that a stuffed bunny would be second best .... but ya know .. it IS a stuffed bunny homemade by ME! So there ya go! :)




I am STILL in the process of knitting (for the very first time!) a pair of "denim" drawstring pants for T1's baby-to-be Q. Q's baby shower was last Saturday. His pants at that point kinda looked like this:



(Oops)

Actually, I have finished up to the drawstring waistband part at this point but hit a glitch (in the "ummmmm, I'm not quite sure how to proceed" kind of way) and so have been avoiding them ever since. (Nothing like a healthy dose of avoidance, I say, to get one through the day .... errr, or week!) :) No, but really .... they'll get done. No, no ... really.

Of course, even if ... errr, WHEN ... I do finish them I'm all concerned about the shrinkage issue. Because they are knit using Rowan's Denim yarn which is made to fade and shrink just like real denim. So you knit them up then throw them into the washer and the dryer on hot and voila! .... Q's baby denim-like drawstring pants.

Though my concern is that they will shrink up so much that they will end up being Stuffed Bunny's denim-like drawstring pants!!! GAH!

Wish me luck! :)

7 comments:

T1 said...

Nothing like my own fear that Q will be huge and nothing I have will fit him...that he'll go straight into 6 month clothes.

At which point we can stuff him in the knit pants, snap a picture and then put the pants on one of his stuffed animals.

Oh and hey! Tomorrow? Last day of work! EVER!!!

Sorry had to gloat.

Kat said...

hehehe. Gloat away, T1. But enjoy it while you can! Because when you're trying to take care of Q with only maybe 2 hours of sleep night after night after night ... you tell me which one of us is "working" hardest! :)

I think I'll reserve my jealousy for when he's in kindergarten. Just sayin'! :)

T1 said...

Yeah...but that kind of "work" is more rewarding than babysitting these asses here.

I'd much rather change a poopy diaper than explain one more freaking time why it's important to meet our customer committments to some dumbass who isn't going to do what needs to get done anyway.

Angry much?! Not me.

Kat said...

Preaching to the choir, T1...lol. Development dept and Sales dept got quite the row going today about selling stuff THAT DOESN'T EXIST YET!

Sigh.

Anonymous said...

ahem are you calling me a dumbass

=)

Anonymous said...

ahem are you calling me a dumbass

=)

Anonymous said...

oops guess i am i posted that twice