Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A few updates on the G man.....

Not much happening in the knitting world for me right now. G* had eye surgery yesterday to correct his strabismus. He came through it with flying colors and his recovery has been very quick. He was having double vision last night, but I think that was because he was still tilting his head. Once his brain rewires and learns that he doesn't need to tilt his head to see correctly, I think he'll be fine. We're going back for his 1st post-operative appointment tomorrow, so we'll see what the doctor has to say.

I did complete the French Market Bag last week. I decided that it was a bit embarrassing to carry my knitting around in a plastic Target bag.....time for a "real" knitting bag! I made a few modifications (made the bag sides 2" longer and the handles about 3" longer) and I like it. The blue yarn (100% wool, mind you) did not felt as much as expected so it's a bit poofier than I envisioned. The black (Patons Classic Merino) felted like a dream. I may have to make some more felted projects with that yarn! All in all I like it - it looks pretty and it carries lots of stuff.

I have a few projects still on the needles. My cabled sweater is off the back burner. I screwed up the cabling pattern on the front so I had to frog a few rows. I think I have it back on track, but the cable still looks a bit funky. I may need to pull back more rows or just start the front all over again - blehhhh. I also started a Mr Greenjeans sweater. I couldn't find any yarn I liked to make it with, so I picked up a cheapo acrylic from Joann's. I really like the sweater and may knit it again - this time in a wool so I can block the ribbed bottom so it lays nicer.

And last, but not least, the socks for my mom. I have the second one underway and am about 1/2 done with the leg portion. The one fit her very nicely and she was thrilled with it. Now I just need to get my butt in gear and finish the second one!

Knit on!


hakucho said...

So glad G's surgery went well!

Your market bag is amazing...very lovely. It's a wonderful knitting bag...enjoy :)

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Wonderful knitting bag! I wish I could knit! I'm a lefty and everyone that could teach me is a righty and it just doesn't work!

Glad the surgery went well :)

Dawn Mercedes said...

ooh! hope things keep improving with you son!

And you do know that I'm totally jealous of your knitting skills. That bag is to die for...seriously!