SO, this is kind of strange- I finished my modified minisweater yesterday and it looks pretty good, but the arms are uneven in length. Actually, let me rephrase that - my arms (the ones connected to my body ), not the sweater's arms are uneven in length! I don't think I'm tilting or anything when I try the sweater on and I have remeasured the sweater arm lengths about 10 times. I've folded it in half and it's perfectly symmetrical. I am not. :) I find this hilarious, and not a big deal, since I can fix the sleeves when I block. However, I feel weird that I will be changing it to a "defective" state, rather than fixing its defects. Oh well- that will just make it custom, right?
I also started a shrug from the Lion Brand Vintage book, using R** H**** SoftYarn in a deep wine color. I'm a little worried that it will end up with that cheap yarn haze- keep your fingers crossed for me.
Finally- I decided to make my grandmother some handmade stationary. She's an old-school letter writer, and her last note to me was on some uncharacteristically generic stationary, so I need to step in and give her something stylish. I picked up some of those handmade blank note cards from Michael's- they're white, but have a small amount of flecking on them (still subtle, they don't scream, "hey, i'm handmade"), some Paton's lacette in cream caress (ridiculous name), and some tiny little clothespins from the scrapbook aisle. My plan is to make the teeny sweater and sock from Last Minute Handmade Gifts and use the clothespins to clip them to the front of the note cards. I'm excited- I know she'll think this is really cool and different, and she'll actually use them. Now, to find the time to knit 4 tiny sweaters and 4 tiny socks...
The Sopranos is back on tonight and I don't have HBO- can someone fill me in on what happens?
***update*** check out this FURRY LOBSTER that they have discovered in the south Pacific. It has silky blond hair! Weird!!