20 July 2007

It's Harry Potter Time!

(title of this post sung to the tune of “howdy doody”)

yes there is knitting - see below :)

Well just a bit less than 2 hours to go and the final installment of the HARRY POTTER books will be out and about on the East Coast. Those of you overseas have already obtained (and most likely devoured) your English copies of Deathly Hallows. (Can you believe that the German version won’t be out until OCTOBER!!!!!!????)

I know that it is the final party at the stores – but Fritz is picking up our 2 copies (1 for me, 1 for him) later in the day while I am at the yarn store. And I probably won’t be reading HP until Sunday, as I will be spending the very late evening watching BUFFY the MUSICAL!!!!! So cool I tell ya! (Yes I am that strange). In case you did not know, there was a BUFFY THE MUSICAL episode (season 6 of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) and they are performing it around the country ala` ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. They currently do this with SOUND OF MUSIC as well. I am so excited!!! Can’t you tell?

If I am lucky the baby will sleep long and hard on Sunday so I can read all day poolside.

Last Sunday was great! After swimming, the baby did this:
asleep at pool

So I did this:
poolside knitting
And made this:
little man sweater

Pattern: ala sweater wizard version 3.0/raglan cardigan sweater/knit flat
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton in Willow
Needle size: US size 7 (4.5mm)
Gauge: 4.25 stitches per inch (2.5cm)
Finished size: 20”

Isn’t he cute in his little man sweater? It just took one day! I love aran weight yarn!
It took me all week to find the perfect buttons and then do the button placket. There are 2 extra stitches on his left side which bug me just enough that I do not feel like ripping it out and re-doing it. It took me 2 tries to get the buttonholes exactly where I wanted I know that there is a mathematical way to figure out buttonholes – I teach this in my Finishing Class- but I am “artistic” (read: crazy) and was being ueber – specific. It also took me all week to find the perfect buttons. I went with tiny little stars…so cute.

I plan on working through a few more stash items before casting anything new on...yeah..i am sure i have said that before....


Tusa said...
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Tusa said...

Welcome back! Looks like you have been busy. My little one is keeping me occupied that is for sure but I love it.

The little man's cardi looks lovely on him. Oh and that Kimono earlier is a goodie too.

Amelie said...

he's so cute! You must be really fast, I don't think I ever finished a piece of knitting in one day...
Enjoy reading! Are you planning to re-read in German?

futuregirl said...

I love the little sweater. How awesome that you got it done in one day! Talk about instant gratification. :)

Kathy said...

M, that is NOT the sweater you were working on for Max the last time I was in the shop---what, a week ago? Hmmm. And here in Tampa, my parents think I "knit costantly" because I have nearly completed *1* Estonian lace anklet in five days. Its impressive they've lost complete recollection of my ability to sit for hours so long as my head/hands are busy and the music is flowing..."big kids scare the heck out of me..."

Dove Knits said...

Yay for fellow HP fans!

Cute sweater! Even cuter baby!