22 July 2010

Keeping Myself Busy

I like to make things.  Some things I make take minutes (ice cream and other frozen stuff), some a few hours, and some days, weeks, or months.  For instance, soon I'll be starting a sweater for the Collar.  It will be heavily patterned, so it will take me months.

Now, I'm knitting a sweater for me.  I started it last week (?), and am one pattern repeat from the neckline on the back.  It's a really fast knit.  I am sure that all the Knitty readers know what it is:

 The yarn is much redder than the pictures.  When it is finished, I'll take some shots outside.
 This project took about 45 minutes.  The fabric was supposed to be for pajama bottoms for Game Boy.  Surprise!  In the three weeks since I bought it, he grew and I would have needed another 6 inches of fabric to make him shorts in the length he wanted.  He decided he wanted a pillow case instead.  I still owe him a second pair.

The boys jointly picked out fabric for pajama bottoms.  (Periodically, they both decide that they want to have the same clothes--and I'd always said I'd never have my kids wear the same outfit.  Oh well.)  Jungle print (not accurately portrayed) for both boys.  Wiz is modelling his pair.

Then there's the second pair of Wiz's shorts--in all of their planetary goodness.  He loves all things space.  Now the boys have cooler pjs for the rest of the summer.  I just need to drag the Collar to pick out fabric for his pj pants now.  Wiz picked some out for him, but I'm not sure that is a good idea.

1 comment:

bindi said...

I love the pj's. My son made an apron out of the very same jungle fabric for a class in Jr. High. Today I made a duvet cover for my oldest son who is going off to college. Sewing is too much fun!

Your sweater is looking great. It will go great with the Wollmeise hot lava socks. :) Miss you at knit night.