Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Slow and Steady

I'm still slogging away at Mr. Foster's clothing. Over the weekend, I finished all four "tubes" that make up the sleeves and legs of his pajamas, and last night I got to the point where I joined the legs together and started working up the body. As you can see, he's a little anxious for me to finish his PJs so he can get to bed.

I am determined to finish the pajamas by this weekend, which will give me a week to knit his robe and package him up nicely for his trip to live with Aidan. I think the robe -- knit mostly in stockinette -- is going to go a lot faster.

I'm in sort of a weird place right now because I have only two projects on the needles: Mr. Foster and a pair of stockinette socks (which should be done shortly, as I'm on the gusset of the second sock and it's being worked on size 2 needles). I'm looking forward to getting this monkey business out of the way so I can start another big project, this one for me. Do you think it would be ridiculous to start a sweater in April? Hmm, maybe some lace is in order.

In any case, Mr. Foster and I will be meeting up with the Hurricane Knitters at the Waterworks Barnes & Noble tomorrow night, starting at about 7 p.m. Please come and join us if you're in the area!


  1. I'm starting Flair pretty darn soon, maybe this weekend. The yarn is a cotton/silk blend, so it won't be like I'll have a lapful of wool.

  2. Why not make a sweater in the spring? Knitters know no rules!

  3. Anonymous6:50 AM

    I'm in the middle of knitting a sweater right now and I'll probably do another when I finish this. The good thing about knitting sweaters in the spring is that there is no big rush to finish them :-)

  4. I agree with Julie - I'm working on a sweater for my daughter and one of the things I like best about it is I don't feel the pressure of having to get it done quickly...

  5. Oh, and P.S. - I sure like Mr. Foster!