I have finally started knitting my mom’s lacy sleeveless shell. I was apprehensive about the chart and the sizing, but I just decided to go for it. After all, if it doesn’t fit I can always unravel it and start over again. I could also just give it to her and let her decide what she wants to do with the yarn since she has started knitting and crocheting, too. I think I will pick a pattern for hat number four of my Hat a Week Project. I know I want to use the wine colored Bernat Satin Sport yarn that I used for my duckies. It’s sport weight so I am going to check Ravelry for a hat pattern I like.
I am also excited right now because Kyle Busch won the race tonight! It is his birthday today, and he has been winning all weekend. Yay for him!
So I was knitting some house socks out of Bernat Satin Sport yarn, and I am sad to say that the socks were a disappointment. 😦 I completed the first sock, put it on, and was horrified. The pattern was okay, but I would have changed the placement of the heel flap. The directions didn’t clarify that I should center the lace, and as it was y first lacy sock I didn’t know I was supposed to. As soon as I began knitting the length of the foot, I noticed that the lace was lopsided! The eyelet/yarn over section should have begun a few stitches later, not where I put them.
Also, the yarn is a nice choice for scarves and hats, maybe even a sweater, but it is terrible for socks! I could literally feel the acrylic rubbing against itself when I put the sock on! Needless to say I was very disappointed with my sock. I will once again rip out a project made from this yarn. So far I have ripped out two blouses and one sock made from this yarn. I think I will try either a hat or a scarf pattern with this yarn (I have about 2 1/2 balls at about 220 yards per ball). I wish I had it in both white and black so that I could make my nephew the pirate hat I have been meaning to make. The pattern calls for sport weight or dk yarn, and I only have worsted weight yarn in black and white.
On a completely different note, I decided to cut Peanut’s hair today while he was in the tub playing. Hubby ran in with scissors, snip, snip, and it was over. Peanut didn’t even notice. However, I want to cut it more since it is starting to look more and more like a bob hair cut to me. Maybe we should just shave it all off. We have slippers, but I am just afraid to accidentally cut him in any way. We have discussed cutting his hair while he sleeps, but I am apprehensive since that would mean that his hair might be very uneven and there would be hair all over the sheets.