I’ve been busy busy getting ready for my trip to Boston and Rhinebeck! Mostly this involves running around and buying new stuff for traveling – something about taking a trip really brings out the shopper in me. I need a new water bottle! tote bag! pj pants that can be seen by other people! case for my new camera! etc etc etc. Now I’ve got a suitcase full of Coffee Crisps and I’m still working on my knitting after a bit of a Rhinebeck sweater disaster.
Yeah, it looks ok. But trust me, this was NOT GOOD. The shoulders were WAY too roomy for little ole me, which I really only discovered after sewing in the sleeves and knitting the collar (which also needed some tweaking). Total fail. So I ripped the collar, took out the sleeves, took apart the shoulders, ripped the upper body back to the the underarms, ripped sleeve caps, and rejoined it all to work a seamless set-in sleeve. It’s blocking (again) now and I think it’s MUCH better! Plus I got a pretty pretty ribbon to put in, which makes me happy about it. It’s not perfect, but it’ll do for now I think!
I put the finishing touches on my swap hat, which I think is ready to go –
and now I’m working on finishing up a scarf – just a few loooong rows to go.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to finish packing those new pj pants and get to a Thanksgiving dinner! Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and readers.