The left sleeve of my Sahara sweater is finished. You may have noticed that progress is slow.
I keep thinking that spring is here, which is silly since it's only the first day of March. I'm really ready for the sunshine and the heat and I miss my backyard. I even got a pedicure in the spirit of willing the weather to warm up. It's not working. The very cold wind this week has quickened my knitting pace and gives me hope that I might actually wear my pretty blue sweater soon.
The right sleeve is coming along quickly. I've knit both sleeves with two circular needles instead of DPs. My first time trying this method and why didn't I do it years ago?? If you haven't had this experience, you really must. I found a nice tutorial here, but hardly necessary since it's a breeze. Far less cumbersome than dp needles, and with my healthy collection of needles, I could probably pull it off with any project.
I've been fantasizing about my sewing machine ever since it went to the shop for repairs. I want the instant gratification.
A few things I dream of making as soon as it comes home:
Also, I've had a request for a Spiderman necktie, but I'm dragging my feet on that one.
- Puppet theater for boys (yes. it was supposed to be a Christmas surprise. Now it will be a springtime surprise)
- Amy Butler's weekender bag.
- a curvy, casual flared skirt for myself, something like this.
- tote bags made from old felted sweaters.
- bitty booties
- wide-legged corduroy pants for big boy. Inspired by these, from Kiwi Industries.
- gussied-up little boy's underpants. More on this later.
Another thing I'd LOVE to make is a king-sized quilt for our bed... (hysterical laughter)...maybe someday.
My mom bought my big boy and I matching buffalo socks.
This is the kind of treasure you can find when you live in the old west. Imagine the kiddo's excitement! He has insisted that we wear them everyday this week. It was his idea that I put this picture on the blog. He wants everyone to see them.
A bonus: the socks celebrate some of the Project Spectrum colors.
Also, here is a sweet spot in my house. blue and white.
Labels: project spectrum, sahara sweater