Hope everyone had a happy, relaxing and safe 4th of July weekend. I wanted to get a post up for the 4th but it just didn’t happen. I actually spent that evening downtown at 60th Street and York Ave watching fireworks with some very generous members of the NYPD, YFD and some of the wonderful families residing at Ronald McDonald House. It was a very special evening.
Things at casa de ETG were peaceful, snuggly and productive. DH had Saturday AND Sunday off. It was heaven. We saw Wall-E. What a sweet, funny, perfect movie. I can’t wait to see it again. Pixar did it again.
I did some baking. There were two (half dead, as my mum would say) bananas in my fruit basket just begging to be bread. Chocolate Chip and Walnut…I got the recipe from an old “tea bread” book I’ve had forever.
The DH has recently developed allergies that’s why only one with nuts.
And what do we have here…..I think that’s an Aran Coat….I’m about 2 inches from finishing the hood and we’re off the land of steeks. I”ll be heading down to my parents place where Mum has a Singer with my name on it. I’ve thought about doing crocheted steeks but I want this puppy secure when the scissors get to it.
And yes, I know the sleeves look a bit long…and they are…I managed to try the coat on and they reach just a tiny bit past my finger tips. Not too big of a deal. But now I am happy I didn’t put in the snow cuff because I may end up turning a hem. It actually looked really good when I played with it.
I’ve been watching the Knitting Around (dvd) and I can’t imagine knitting this coat without having that reference. It was all that was in my dvd player all weekend. Working that epaulet/shoulder saddle by knitting back backwards…that would have so sucked without being able to see Meg do it.
So I’m watching and knitting as she’s steeking the hood when my eye catches something. All this time I thought the cable running up the back of the hood had been changed at the neck. So that’s what I did but then I saw that it hadn’t changed. I don’t know what made me see it this time and not the other 20 times I’d reviewed that section. So what do I do after I said shit…alot…I went for a swim in the frog pond.
A few of the cables are a bit loose on the edges but overall, a good job. That took about an hour, with a 15 minute break to fix my ipod which suddenly decided to freeze. I had a double freak out moment. Not my sweater and the ipod at the same time….
Anyway, disaster averted. I continue…and can’t wait to pull out the shears….
Actually I would rather have skin grafted to my gums (which I had done last year) then put scissors to this…but I can do it right, I can do it……I feel a bit faint… must lie down. I have done it before but never on something that meant this much.