"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

And the lesson for today is.....

When life gives you Lemons....well, make a vest! 

Hopefully that will be the answer!  A couple of days ago, BG tried the front/back on of his sweater.  Big smile...lots of enthusiasm, Grandma is wonderful (and happy!).  Yesterday, I had basted a sleeve on, and needed to have him try it on for a sizing.  He pitched a fit!  Wanted no part of the sweater - AT ALL!  "No Grandma! No Grandma!" is all he would say.  Not happy boy (nor grandma!).  So....I'll give it another try next week, but as one gal suggested in my knitting group this morning, perhaps I ruined it by adding sleeves.  So...I'll keep you posted.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.  I knew it was a risk.....oh well - I am normally a process knitter anyway.  And, there's always room in the charity box for another toddler sweater.  Sigh.....

My mindless, knitting while waiting in the car, etc, project is done. 

Ohhhh....that's a horrible photo!  Sorry...not sure what happened there.  Anyway - nothing too exciting.  Standard guy's vanilla sock.  Used a skein of Opal from my stash.  They will be gifted come Christmas time.  Last of my "must do" gifts. 

Soooo..... I am in need of a new knitting project.  Only bad part of being a one at a time kinda gal is when the one is stalled. 

It rained all day yesterday.  Luckily, it was warm enough that we had only rain.  They say that it would have been a 14" snowfall had temps been lower.  I'm ready for cooler weather, but not sure I want 14" of snow just yet -- thanks anyway!

An update on the eye:  Some days are better than others.  Today is not so good.  :(  Apparently it can take a long time (months and months) to get better, or as good as it's going to get anyway.  So...I'm just trying to be patient and grateful that it is not worse than it is.  So far the left eye remains ok.  I am being told it will be better - eventually. 

Off to start a new project.  Also started some spinning last night, so my world continues to rotate, even if a little lop-sided at times!  Take care.

8 comments:

Dorothy said...

How well I know how capricious toddlers can be towards knitting! But then, their whims can turn on a dime as well. I certainly wouldn't donate that beautiful sweater to charity - #2 will come along and will think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Maybe.

Karen said...

The sweater is so cute. Maybe BG was concerned because there was only 1 sleeve? Can you measure it up to something he has that fits the way you want the sweater to fit? Maybe if you tell him the monster on the sweater wants him to try it on? 2 year olds really have minds of their own;)
The socks are wonderful. Opal really has great yarn.

Lynn said...

Love the socks and really love the fish stitch markers!!! LOL abt the sweater. Oh how I understand. I do like the idea abt making a vest. I bet that would make the difference. Plus was it cold enough to try the sweater on?? If he was warm he may not want to put a sweater on, even if it has a cool monster on it.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Oh that is so adorable! These kids though can be so fickle :) Hopefully he'll change his mind about wanting to wear it and when he does I'll bet he doesn't ever want to take it off.

KnittySue said...

Sweet sweater...I agree giving it another try..maybe he wanted a vest..hard to say with little ones. Love the colorway on the socks too. I'm off to spend 4 days with little man..can't wait.

Artseycrafts said...

Try everything with BG before discarding/donating his Monster sweater. Maybe he will change his mind but if not, seems he did want a vest. Your new socks are very nice - lucky recipient!

Hope your eye is better sooner than you anticipate.

Marguerite said...

That sweater is a work of art. Love the colors, the picture, the multi colors and stitches in the sleeves. Hope BG changes his mind about putting it on - maybe just a few minutes for a picture?

JakkiMitch said...

Adorable sweater! Just have to get him in the right mood. (Or make it into a vest :-)

Now, see, the plain vanilla guy's socks look perfect to me. Just the right colors and ribbiness :-)

Sorry to hear your eye is still being a problem.