This is my Baby Surprise Jacket done in Blue Sky Dyed Cotton. First let me say that while the Blue Sky is a dream to work with and feels so soft and cozy, it is already pilling! I tried to get a close up of the edge – this sweater looks like it has been worn for a few months already. Secondly, while the BSJ is a marvelous feat of engineering, I really don’t like the finished result. Too garter stitchy for me and also what I thought was going to be the outside turned out to be the inside! All the care I took in making sure I had the proper side after the long tail cast on and also my very cool decreases are all going to waste on the inside.
Given my feelings of overwhelming blahness about this project I have decreed that this will not get another moment of my time – no buttons, no finishing seam. I shall cram it in a drawer and that will be that. I am glad I knit it, I have been intriuged by this project. But it’s like Space Mountain …. for me, once is enough.
I bet you thought I forgot about this project. And you were almost right! Last night I picked up and began knitting for the facing hems of my % sweater project! I have made a solemn promise to work on this and this alone until it’s done.
The pork report continues from the living room. This happens to be one of my favorite pieces. It is a humidor that I found at a garage sale. Actually, garage sale is too strong a word. Someone was throwing out furniture. I stopped to see if there were any treasures within the piles of stuff. I got into a conversation with the eldery home owner who said they were moving and was I interested in seeing what else was in the house? Am I interested in poking around someone old person’s house who wants to get rid of stuff??!! it is a dream come true for me! So I bought this fabulous piece – he had two, but had promised one to someone else. I found one just like it on ebay and it has more information about the origins.