Before I get to the lovely Ms. Shedir, I forgot to talk about this during one of our many phone calls this weekend. Gus needed a haircut . He was starting to look like an 80's art student. Like most 2 year-olds, he has a phobia of the cape and scissors. After a number of melt-downs, I broke and went to a kid-friendly haircut place. We go to sit down and the stylist asks, "Mom, would he like to watch Dora or the Wiggles?" I answered, "I don't think either will help, he hasn't seen either one." She looked stunned. Later that weekend, we went grocery shopping. He was in a foul mood, so we thought we'd try the kid-car attached to the shopping cart. I couldn't move the cart, and a woman comes over and says, "It's a dollar. There's a DVD player on it." I shrug and move to the ole fashion cart, and she says, "No really, he can watch a movie while you shop!" What the hell? Can a kid stop watching a DVD for a second? Please don't think that I'm getting on my soap box. I don't have a problem with kids watching TV in moderation. But anything in excess is bad. Flash back to my freshman year of high school, it would prove that lots of "Silk Stockings" isn't a good thing.
And now to the Shedir. Doesn't Spidey look fabulous? Can't really say anything else that hasn't already been said. The cables are wonderful and the crown is gorgeous. I used a US 2 circular from Knitpicks, and my pointer finger is still sore. I wonder how much sharper the Addi Lace are than the Knitpicks Classic or Options? If they're sharper, I won't be able to use them. I added an extra repeat, and I probably shouldn't have. It's plenty long. I'm a little concerned with the stretch factor of Rowan's Calmer. Let's test it this weekend in NYC & Philly!
P.s. Finally made it through Babel. I'm sorry, I love Brad Pit. Even when they try to make him look average (gray hair and wrinkles), I still want to be the one that he has to help to pee in a pan.