With my Get This Shit Done list basically finished (just have to bind-off the NYC shawl & block her to death), I swatched for the Wallaby. Let's talk about this project. I finished one for the nephew & never blogged about it, this doesn't mean that I hated it. The yarn choice was disastrous, but the pattern was quite the opposite. So this time I around, I made a wiser decision in the fiber category. Why not give Peace Fleece a whirl? I found one semi-local store that carried a small selection. I wanted the Shaba color, but I was also stuck with it since it was the only color with multiple skeins available. This green actually has perked up my mood the past 2 days! I smile at it as if Ms. Jolie caught me gawking to long. I love the color green! Hell, the Starbuck's logo makes me giddy with it's black & green goodness (I know some people hate 'em, but I don't care right now). The pattern's gauge is 9 stitches to 2 inches. Immediately, I went down a needle size. I'm loose in many ways. Hearing that Peace Fleece blooms, I went down to a 6. Seeing that I wasn't going to make it with that needle, after 4 inches I switched to a 5. Seriously people, I'm still only getting 8 stitches to 2 inches! What the hell? It doesn't seem like a bulky yarn, but something is happening with my Peace Fleece. Gus is a big kid, so I'm going to spit at the swatch & knit the 4T with the wrong gauge. It should turn out larger (right?), but he can wear it through the fall & winter. If we were buying him a jacket now, I'd buy him a 4T. I guess I could always shrink it.
Ava, here's what's waiting for you. Gus was "helping" SK remove some rocks. I know that letting a 2 year-old play with a hammer is highly innapproprate, but he had fun. Sure he'd probably have fun driving the family car too, but I'll draw the line when he asks.