Monday, June 25, 2007

I have many friends

Applied I-cord is not one of them.

My sunny weekend was mostly spent working in the lab, lying by the pool, napping quite a lot, and knitting the top of the Zodiac. Now I'm applying the trim and it is not easy for me. I'd never done applied I-cord before and I don't think I'm doing a very good job. I just keep praying that blocking with make it better. In fact, it's become my mantra for this entire project.

Armhole trim is done, now I have to do the neckline.

See how it's kind of wonky? I frogged and reknit part of it, but it did no good. Like I said, we'll see once it's blocked. ::sigh::

Overall, it's kind of cute, but I made the 3-month size and my gauge is correct, but it seems so small. I don't know if a 3-month-old head will fit through that opening. Ah, trepidation!

Today is going to be crazy busy -- the biology department is going to the Brewer's game tonight and I'm one of the people organizing the tailgate. Plus we're having lab clean-up this morning (if one hour of cleaning for the year can be considered "lab clean-up") and group meeting. I'm wondering when I'm going to get any actual work done. I'm thinking the answer is Not Today, Silly Girl.

Oh, and as you can see, I'm not doing so well with Snowflake Mondays at the moment. This too shall pass. I'm thinking next week. But, of course, that's what I thought last week. So, you never know! See, this is how I keep it exciting around here! So unpredictable! Cwazy!



Leslie Shelor said...

Sometimes it's really hard to tell how something will turn out before it's blocked. It's a sweet little creation!

YarnThrower said...

I can't remember if I've ever done applied I-cord, so I really don't know how your saga will end, though as you say, blocking can do wonders... I'll be waiting to hear how that turns out! Have fun at the Brewers game. Nice to have flexibility (so you can be so cwazy :-) That's one of the best things about being a stay at home mom for me -- the flexibility in my schedule. However, instead of "crazy", I'm more on the verge of "insane".....especially during summer vacation.....

Dorothy said...

It's cute and baby heads look gigantic but are often pretty small.

Blocking is pretty darn close to magic. It should be alright.

What no snowflakes? How's a girl supposed to predict what's going to happen next around here?! Crazy, I tell you. Just crazy.