Friday already….the weeks are going faster and faster. Today my hubby was home in honor or our 16th wedding anniversary. We were going to have a little day trip but our son left for school not feeling great but not wanting to stay home earlier. I told hubby that staying close to home might be a good idea and we headed out to an anniversary breakfast and errands. Sure enough, around 2:00 the phone rang and it was the school nurse telling us that Bryce was warm. So here I sit next to him blogging to you!
My sweater blocked beautifully!! Only after I had it rolled in the last towel did I realize that I had never blocked a top-down anything! There were schematics and I had my new blocking board but I felt unsure. My friend Sandy was very kind and patient and talked me through it over the phone….did I mention PATIENT!!! I left it alone for the blocking magic to happen because I swear if you stand there and watch, it won’t happen. I had to close off the room because the dog and cat seemed drawn to damp wool.
I removed it from the board on Thursday after Sandy texted me asking to see the results. I was in the middle of dying yarn and told her I would run upstairs and throw on a bra and shirt and try on the sweater. It was breathtaking until you got to the “girls” and then it was a bit of a lip biter. It is a cardigan and I don’t usually button them in that area, but still, it wasn’t quite right. Sandy and I will be consulting tomorrow. Really, the solution in a boob reduction and liposuction and exercise. I’ll keep you posted on what is decided, so stay tuned!
I also had a strange dying dilemma that I been dealing with over the last couple of weeks and I had consulted with professionals and even the chemist at Jaquard and we are all pretty stumped. Since the chemist couldn’t figure it out, he’s blaming it on a “baaad sheep”, which had me laughing. I will be sending samples off to them for analysis. I will be interested in what they uncover. My brain hurts from all that I have been trying to figure out but I am happy to report that it was not end-user error.
I hope your weekend is full of wonderful things! I hope that my little man is feeling better soon.
I have added some new colors in our Etsy shop!!
Keep those needles moving….!