Dress your family in Malabrigo

(apologies to David Sedaris, I will read “Dress your family in corduroy and denim”!)

In honor of malabrigomarch on Ravelry I cast on and finished Tudora. “Emerald” Malabrigo, size 7 needles, and two days (though if I had put all my time / energy into it, it could have been a one night project, but I did mess up casting on, so whatever). So soft, so warm. Gotta share the love:
Tudora baby 1 Malabrigo is soft on the skin
(Malabrigo cures eczema, don’t you know!)

Bribery works (you can totally see my hand and the container of treats in the shadow):
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Tudora-dachshund

Just right for me, though of course, New England is somehow in a March warm spell.
Tudora

I also cast on the “Obi Scarf” but my mind is having trouble with the yarn overs, so that is kind of a pain. I cast on for Cookie’s Mingus socks, but didn’t look ahead in the pattern – if I had, I would be able to follow the chart left to right, but seeing how I did the cuff (following the directions), in order for the rib to match up, I need to read the chart backwards (right to left, normal for the rest of the knitting world). I am trying to decide if I should rip it out and start over or just go with it and work my brain. I was so ticked when I figured that out last night.

Still need to work on the Easter decorations, Glee is very slowly moving along, the brigid socks are at a standstill as well. Meh.

Startitis attacks

Why? Why did I just wind up the yarn for 4 projects? I’ve got that many projects on the needles already!! Because I am insane, apparently. Can I blame that on baby brain? Because it is also insane to think that I can actually get good knitting time in 🙂 Not that I mind too much of course, Lorelai is so worth missing knitting, though I am making it work – ask Kelly – when we were out at Starbucks this week, Lorelai fell asleep on my lap and I knit to the side of her 🙂 Make it work, to quote Tim Gunn.

Currently, I’m working on Brigid socks for me, the Amelie dress still needs seaming / decoration, I’ve decided to knit bunny cozies as place settings for Easter, I’m ready to cast on Mingus socks, and Nutkin socks, and for Malabrigo March I’m going to make Tudora (for me) and the Obi Scarf (for my mom I think…).

I did send in my resume for the job – it’s at the new science museum. I’ve been talking about this for at least a year and didn’t even know if a job like this existed. I am so glad that it does, and I want this job – even out of curiousity for the experience of it all. Many more details are needed – hours? pay? It’s gotta be worth it to haul up to Hartford daily and leave the little one.

Speaking of leaving her, my MIL called the other day to tell me she wanted to be a part of the babysitters club and that she has lots of experience babysitting – guess she misses her granddaughter! She did raise two fine gentlemen, so I’m certain she knows a thing or two about kids… Anyway, we jumped on that opportunity and made a date night – Saturday we’re going out for dinner. I finally will get to have my favorite drink – margarita!!! Yummy!