Seaweed

New magknits is up today! The socks are interesting – I’ll keep them on the back burner for now. What really struck me was seaweed – what a neat idea!! I would love to start on it now, but don’t yet have the baby to include in the measurements – maybe I could use my Cabbage Patch Kid, “Garnet Lenore”

Side story part 1: What a name for the Cabbage Patch Kid huh? That’s the name she came with, I didn’t love it, but never changed it either. My uncle used to tease me all the time “Garnet Lenore will soon be coleslaw!” and being 5 years old, I didn’t get it. Until about high school when I realized what coleslaw was made of. To this day I still don’t eat coleslaw.

Side story part 2: When I was 5 or 6 my Gram took my brother and me into New York City. Among other things we saw that day, we went to the Cabbage Patch Kid store / nursery in New york City. They had a cabbage patch staffed with nurses and you could witness the Cabbage Patch Kids being “born”. Then, audience members could shout out names for them. Somewhere out there is a Cabbage Patch doll (or two) with the name of one of my mom’s cousins.

Dust in the Wind

I finally completed my largest knitting project to date – the tilted duster has all the seams complete and ends woven in! Excuse the poor lighting in the photos:
Tilted Duster (collar up) FO
It needs buttons and probably a blocking too (haven’t ever done that – little nervous). But I also like it with the collar down:
Tilted Duster (collar down) FO
I’m undecided about it. Maybe at tomorrow’s SnB I’ll get some ideas on what to do with it.

I feel so proud – I actually made an adult sized garment and it fits! It’s so warm too 🙂 Glad I got it done before the baby arrives – it’s a cute maternity sweater / outer layer / house sweater.