Archive for November, 2007

Back from the abyss!

Sorry I’ve been so remiss in my posting, but I have had a few things going on lately, most notably an icky sinus infection which landed me in bed for the better part of the week.  Thank goodness for my brother who works for a European company, and therefore gets lots of time off.  He took care of the baby who also caught the snufflies from me, but not as bad.  Luckily, the baby was able to celebrate Halloween in style:

Good Grief!

Good Grief!

This is my first original sweater design, and it was a hoot to knit.  I used Knitpicks Swish Superwash, which knits up fairly quickly at about 5 sts/in on size 7 needles (5 for ribbing, natch).  I knit it straight up with no shaping to the armpits, inserting the zigzag after about 4 inches of solid yellow.  I then knit the sleeves, increasing evenly, and attached the sleeves, did raglan decreases and knit up to the neck, switched to ribbing, and bound off using this very stretchy bind off, because babies heads are notoriously big and hard to get through sweater necks.  I’d love to sell this pattern,  but the estate of Charles Schultz would not be happy.  I wonder if I can make it available free?  Anybody out there know?

In grand Jewish holiday tradition, we celebrated at the Korean restaurant, just like on Christmas Eve!  Jonah got lots of offers for candy, but as he’s still working on mastering prunes, he’ll just have to wait.  Plus, you can’t rot teeth you don’t have yet!  And where’s the fun in that?


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