We are living in the house of colds. Davey is getting a little better, mine is settling in, and now it’s getting David. So we are taking it easy.
I’ve been trying to learn how to finish The Sweater. I am still knitting on the second sleeve, and I have the right front to do, but in the meantime, I am working on finishing the left side.
Yesterday, I did a bunch of weaving in ends. A bunch. It’s such squishy yarn though that I am saving it and hope to stuff the next little animal I make with it. Davey has requested a zebra.
Now I am working on blocking. I was going to wetblock the back, but then I read some more and thought that might be overkill and leave me with a back that would fit 2 Davids. So I am going to steam block the rest of it I think.
I found a couple of great videos to help me with the assembling of the sweater. Actually I got some great help from a few friends who helped me a ton by sending me a few videos. Thank you very much Susan, Patti, and Susan.
I am going to attempt setting in the sleeve today. I thought this was a really helpful video. She makes it look so darn easy: Seaming in a Set-in Sleeve. While I was watching that video, I saw a link from the same Berroco series for seaming a shoulder. I also just found a tutorial on setting in a zipper. I still need to read more on that. I won’t be there yet for a little while.
Davey was watching a Christmas Team Umizoomi this morning. I saved some Christmas episodes for him to watch every once in awhile. They were at Santa’s house, and Davey was worried because Santa did not appear to have a computer. “But Mommy, how will he check the weather?”
Supposed to be sunny and 64 today. It’s going to feel like spring!