I’ve managed to go an entire month without posting about my March sweater. It is moving right along, just as a good sweater ought to. (It’s a good thing when a sweater behaves itself during the knitting.) I do have to admit that I got a little nervous as I skeined up the last 110 yds. of hand painted yarn. I had Kool-aide dyed this years ago, so there was no hope of matching the yarn. (and I tried to match it by doing some serious stash diving) I knew I’d have to knit fast to make sure I had enough yarn to get through. I put the body of the sweater off to the side while I finished the cap sleeves.
There was enough yarn to finish the bottom of the sweater and there should be plenty to finish the neckline. It’s currently soaking in my bathroom sink. I have to block it to get the cute front pocket portion to lay correctly before I do the neckline edging. In the meantime I’m swatching for April’s sweater. For the first time I will be wet blocking my swatch. I think experience is showing me that I need to wet block my swatches for accuracy.
There are no good pictures to show of the sweater in progress. One of the pitfalls of Superior in March is that we have very few sunny days. It’s tough to get a good picture on a grey foggy day. Especially when I don’t normally have a moment to take a photo until 10pm. So instead, I give you adventures in iPad’s Photobooth.
The kids were having a ball with this yesterday. As we drove home from my parents house I had one kid on the iPad reading books and the other on the Nook. We’re such a techy family all of a sudden. When Addie discovered the Photobooth icon it was clearly a new toy! All I heard from the backseat was, “click, click, click. Here take a picture of this. Click, click, click.” Addie’s favorite for herself was the twirl function, which just made her look like she had a sad birth defect. I really prefer my children looking like themselves.