Funny how this blog thing works for some people. I remember starting to write this several years ago and next thing I know I'm writing a book and then another and then another and then another. The world is a mighty interesting place to live.
My husband found a new career from this blog as well. He's now a working photographer (not full time though) and is doing nicely. I asked him to take photos for me and he discovered that he enjoyed it and everything happened from there.
Which brings me to the old addage about the cobbler and the fact that his kids and wife have no shoes.
He's so busy now that I'm relying more and more on my own photographic skills (none), not to mention, he's in a land far, far away and won't be home for another week or so, so you're gonna get pics from me via Instagram. All of them will be in front of or near my lovely, but gaudy, gold mirror, to boot.
So, I finished the cap. The Big Pom-Pom Vehicle. The one for Girlfriend. Notice her teeth. She yanked four of them out in the course of one week. All of them from the backseat of my car. This backseat is her favorite tooth-yanking spot second to her seat in class at school. In her fourth-grade year she pulled out at least three sitting there. But this last bout was so fast and fierce we had to put I.O.U.'s under her pillow. Do any of you have kids who don't ask others to pull their teeth out? I think her dad pulled just one out of all of the ones she's lost.
The fourth tooth that came out that week was different though because HWWV forgot about it and when she reminded him in the morning that the tooth fairy hadn't arrived, he just wrote out another I.O.U. and handed it to her. Kids who lose a lot of teeth at once are expensive these days. (I used to get a dime. But then, my mom would fold an entire origami house with furniture and hide the dime under the couch . . . . Girlfriend used to get two-dollar bills, but then when the molars started to come out, we upped it to fivers and wow. I know of kids who get 20 bucks! Don't get me started on that subject, please. Oh, and thankfully this is a knitting blog. Imagine if it were a parenting/breast-feeding/vaccination/insert-another-contentious-subject-here type of blog. Oy.)
I also knit myself a sweater. It was sort of an accident. I taught a class on top-down raglan construction without a pattern and the Berroco Remix was so fast and easy to knit with that I knit that sucker in practically 10 hours' time. The Remix is an odd mix of nylon, cotton, acrylic , silk and linen, and you wouldn't think it'd be soft or wearable based on that list, but it is. The put-ups are generous (I knit the entire yoke portion with just one ball!). So generous that I knit this in a reasonably generous (for me) 38" circumference with just FOUR balls. And you know me by now: Oddly, I hardly ever wear sweaters, but wish I could. This one, however, is fun and I'm all over it!
Cap info: Two skeins of HiKoo by Skacel Collection, Inc. Simplicity in blue and green. Just a basic top-down beanie that I did on the fly with stripes. Fun and easy.
BTW: Girlfriend just told me that another tooth is loose.
BTW2: She gets her cast off next week. Her arm is healing well. Thanks for the comments and notes asking about it.