Let's See If I Can
I'd like to say it's me, but it's not, my husband did it. He is the one that put the pictures on my computer so that I could post them here. Let's see if I can . . . Here is the sweater (a rear view with the hood and cabling showing) that I FINALLY finished yesterday after about 9 hours of assembly. I never got around to working on it Thursday or Friday due to children's school things. So, when I sat down to assemble the sweater yesterday (it was somewhat held together at the top by the hood) I still had to sew the side seams, sleeves, and line up the cables on the sleeves and the body. Keeping in mind this was my first cable project (and I thought they were easy), it took me f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to get it put together just right. My husband let me sit pretty much the entire day because I think he was getting scared of me. I was a little frustrated! He actually left around 4:30 to take my oldest son to the U2 concert (they had a blast). Me, I couldn't have left even if I wanted to. It was one of those things that could not have been interrupted. It just wouldn't have worked. I thought I might just throw it in the garbage. And, I have been so excited to finish it. Well, it is done. I might actually wear it! With that said, this is a cotton/angora blend and as I assembled and reassembled the sweater little bits of fuzzies kept flying in my eyes (and I wear contacts) and that just added to the frustration. I took the contacts out and that helped but ya know . . . I finished a little shrug that is basically a rectangle tonight, as well. I thought I would start another sweater but this just required seaming up the sides. I like it and will post photos at another time. I would have to wear it with the right thing to do it justice. I don't have the fashion sense (ever) but especially now to make it work. So, here is the cake that I made on Thursday. I know it sold right away at the bake sale, but I don't know for how much. Okay placing these pictures in the appropriate spot is NOT working out for me! So, now I get to begin another sweater. I have 2 pullovers I'm thinking of (both with baby alpaca - more fuzzies?). I'll see which looks easiest and start there. I am still debating on the felted bags for the mothers. I'm still waiting until Tuesday. It's been a busy weekend and I'm glad I'm done with it, but now the week and the real work begins! I think I need to wash school clothes - NOW! Better run . . .