Still raining. Thank god we got the basement waterproofed last month, or else that'd be one more thing I'd be worry about today. Yesterday was so good! I found an interesting product during my training (Anti Monkey Butt Itch powder anyone?). Daycare was praising Gus. What mother doesn't like that? The only thing to make the day better was if we ran into a rainbow spouting chicken wings & cotton candy, instead Gus & I T-boned a Hyundai . Not my fault & after 3 hours in labor & deliver, everyone is in perfect health. But once again, I'm stuck at home without a car. This time, I'm spending the day tracking down the other person's insurance. I was going to get a rental & take care of my trainings for the day, but SK begged me to stay at home & knit. That's just what I'm doing. He knows my Achilles heel.
Today will be spent working on Honeybee. I have 2 repeats finished. No real problems as of yet. I still have to refer to the chart and the actual knitting. I'd rather be knitting on my Denise's, but the Options have a nice point. I just need to get used to the thin yarn slipping & then I'll be golden. Ann's instructions have been great so far, but I need to customize the chart even further. I highlight the even rows & then right out the differences between RS & WS knitting. All instructions for the rows that begin on the left side of the fabric have got to be written in my left column. This makes my knitting life so much easier. I absolutely adore the color of the yarn. I'm not usually a honey colored girl, but it's hypnotizing & yummy.
I also got around to taking pictures of TBA's BSJ. It turned out much larger than expected. According to some sizing chart I found online, it says the jacket should fit an 18 month-old. It's big, but I don't think that it's that large. I used Cider Moon's Glacier in the Thin Mint color. No pooling & just a speckle of brown. I was going to add longer sleeves & a collar, but I'll wait & see when the jacket will fit TBA. If it's Spring, I'll keep the length. I had to buy an extra ball to finish the jacket, so I had enough for a Zeebee hat.
Grover is the best model we had in the house. I had a rocky start with this pattern. How could that be? It's garter, Lola! I am so used to counting garter rows in the ridge form that I had forgotten that a ridge consist of 2 rows. Thanks to the Julie at KnittingJuju for her excellent advice. This is the second & final version of the hat. My first hat was a 13 inch circumference with a 5 inch length. It seemed really big. Gus was a large baby, but not that big. I ripped & decided to go with an 11 inch circumference. The fabric is stretchy, so TBA's noggin will be nice & warm when he spends his first couple days in the world. Hopefully the lure of Honeybee will taper off long enough for me to knock another Zeebee out before the camping trip.
Back to the couch & the needles.