A rainbow mane takes a lot of time. And a lot of yarn.
Two colors to go (or three, if I find some pink) !!!
One nice thing (among so many) about a friendly, co-op preschool is that families can get really close and have no trouble sharing their problems or feelings, or reminding you that you are late with your auction contribution. (Cough, cough, blush). 😳
Yep, a play date yesterday spurred me into action. I finally turned in the cowl I knitted a while ago …
And today I quickly crocheted a cute little owl hat.
Last night I finished my second rainbow bear to take to Stitches. Meet Captain Jack Harkness, named for the smart, sassy character played by John Scott Barrowman in Dr. Who.
I started another rainbow bear right away, because we can drop off up to three bears at the Mother Bear Project booth at Stitches. Thanks to our recent stash exchange, I have plenty of rainbow yarn. 🌈
Today the new Batman Lego movie came out, and as the Wee Boy is a huuuuuuge fan, we decided to go see it right away! I didn’t think ahead about preparing something fun to wear for it, but luckily I had felt and about 30 minutes.
I found this pattern online- http://athousandphases.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/make-your-own-batman-mask.html but instead of craft foam, I machine-sewed together two layers of craft felt, because that’s what I had on hand. It worked just fine- the ears stand up and because I did edge stitching, it should hold up okay. I made one mask per kid. Also- I enlarged the template about 160%, if I remember correctly. Black elastic would have been cooler, but again, I happened to have white, so it had to suffice.
The movie was good! I’ll confess, though, that after waking up at 6:30, food and kid prep, morning school traffic duty, school drop-offs, my weekly volunteer gig, school pickups, grocery shopping, last-minute crafting, etc., I was pretty tired and actually slept on and off for a while during the middle.
Shhh, don’t tell the kids, and also please cross your fingers that they don’t ask me too many questions about the movie… 😉
On Tuesday I frogged my Julissa pullover, because the yarn was too variegated for the beautiful cable and lace design. I happened to have the right gauge for another sweater I was interested in, so I casted on right away. Here’s my Flax pullover just after I finished the neckline ribbing:
I’d really like to wear this to Stitches West in a few weeks, but I know that might be a stretch. It’s mostly stockinette though, so….. ?
A while ago, I became aware that Knit Picks (finally) had Felici sock yarn in the Time Traveller colorway. I happened to be at the park at the time, so I texted my husband to please order two skeins for me. He texted back, “I got four.” (Yesssss!)
Well, I finally got around to casting on some socks!
I ❤️ geeky yarn!