Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Knitting triumph and tragedy- Yarn Along

So, I'm excited because I finished a big knitting project on Sunday. I already posted a pic, but I'm still smiling about it and well, it deserves another pic. She looks so adorable in her new summer dress. (I might be a little biased though.)  I lengthened the skirt considerably and that added to the miles of stockinette, but it was worth it. 

This week, I'm working on another Dogwood Hat.  I was all set to finish this hat on Monday night. I was giddy at the anticipation of binding off and completing another knitting project, but it was not to be. I was nursing one of the twins while knitting. Maybe I shouldn't nurse and knit?  He pulled at the yarn and a few stitches popped off. What I thought would be an easy fix turned out to be a huge headache. After about an hour of trying to figure out what when wrong, I didn't even know where I was in the pattern anymore.  It's the kind of pattern where one stitch off ruins the entire lace pattern. I sighed a big disappointed sigh and took the whole thing out!  I started again, but am less than half way. It's much less fun to re-knit. I guess I shouldn't really call it a tragedy. It's just a big bummer.
Oh and that BSJ?? See last week's Yarn Along. You guessed it.  I'm still on Row 4.  I just haven't picked it up again, but I have managed to spend way too much time on Ravelry and have added a few more projects to the queue.  I just have to make this (thanks Ginny), this and this! Don't forget to head on over to Ginny's for more reading, yarn and knitting inspiration. 

                                         Liam is dictating book choices this week.

4 comments:

Jarka said...

good luck with your projects :)
the dress is beautiful! great color, adorable model :D cute! cute! cute!

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

The dress is gorgeous, and so is the little girl wearing it! Great work!

Swanski said...

The dress is so pretty and fits great! I like the length that you added to the dress, great color.

Jen @ Wife, "Mom", Knitter said...

Very cute dress!

Liam looks like he's enjoying that book a lot. ;-)