Look What I Just Started

What? I started another project. No big deal. It’s okay to have more than one thing going at the same time. It’s not as if I can’t stick to a project and finish it. I simply choose to try new things before I finish the old thing. Things. Lots of things. But really . . . it doesn’t mean that I have some great weakness of character. It doesn’t. Does not. I’m not weak.

Much.

Now if you went to A.C. Moore, innocently making a yarn purchase for your mother so that she could finally start knitting the perfect gift for her only grandson who has named as his favorite color a certain shade of green that just does not seem to be manufactured by any yarn company which sells its products in the state of Connecticut and you looked once again online and thought you found something that just might be right so you ran out to take a look and you saw this:

you would have bought it, too. It’s going to be a cardigan for one of the many new babies that will be born to friends within the coming months.

And it really isn’t an additional project, now that I think about it. It replaces the light yellow baby kimono that I was knitting along on happily until this morning when I realized I’d made a big mistake. I’d really rather not talk about it right now.

It was almost done. Just a few more rows to go. I don’t want to talk about it though.

It was going to be so cute, but the neckline was all wrong. I tried to widen the sleeves, but hadn’t considered the need to adjust the neck line. When I took a good look at it this morning, I saw that it would be perfect for a baby who would want to show off the smooth skin of her upper back while appearing to be choking from the sweater bunching around her throat. I haven’t met any babies yet who might go for that. Actually, I could have had a lawsuit on my hands if a mother put that on her child. I really don’t want to talk about it.

Here’s a look at it. We can look, but just don’t say anything. Here’s the front.

And the back:

See what I mean? Don’t say it. Thanks.

Emmie is really getting tired of my nonsense.

Let’s talk albino squirrels. Here’s a little guy that M. and I saw across the street as we we’re pulling out onto our road on the way to school. He’s completely white with pink eyes.

I’m happy I got to see him, because I’ve never seen an albino squirrel before. But . . . I worry. I hope he has friends. I imagine a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer kind of life for this little guy. What if all the other squirrels laugh and call him names and never let poor albino join in any squirrel games?

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4 Responses to “Look What I Just Started”

  1. jennsquared Says:

    It is totally okay to have more than one projects on the needles at a time! I used to only do one projects at a time, but you get bored very easily! Now I have two at one time 🙂

    Where I went to school, we have an albino squirrel who is super happy in our school because we would feed it. It is our unofficial mascot. Maybe they can be friends.

  2. costumechick Says:

    Albino Squirrels would be a reat name for a band.

  3. Sheila Says:

    I had the same reaction to the baby kimono and knit two of them. Now, I am just going to frog them. There are some direction changes for widening the sleeves if you check out the Mason Dixon knitting site. Still, that neckline is not quite right either. And my attempts to stitch up the stair step sleeve decreases also annoyed the heck out of me. At tht point I thought there must be an easier way . . . a better pattern out there. I have knit Louisa Harding’s baby kimono from her Natrual Knits book, but it was fussy with all the pieces to stitch together, and I did not like the arm opening which was so much wider than the sleeve. Sublime has a new kimono pattern, and EZ has the Surplice. I am going to keep trying until I find one that I like, but if you find one, be sure to let us know!

  4. Erin Says:

    Your sweater model does look a bit pained 🙂 Maybe you can at least have the satisfaction of ripping it out. I find the zipping noise very therapeutic. Also, that baby yarn is magical — I love the way it knits up into those little diamonds.

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