Tuck's expression is how our family is feeling right now. In this picture, I believe that he's really pissed because I put him in the chair. These became popular right after Gus was too big for them. I was thrilled that the bandwagon drove right on by our little family. I swore that I would never buy one, but our mother passed one along. We slip Tuck into the chair so we can get a good laugh. He doesn't seem to find it funny. Anyway back to our family's feelings, we're getting pissier and pissier as each day passes. Bro is changing wedding dates at a rapid speed. Fine. But the dates are getting closer not farther in the year. We're patiently waiting for a final date. And on that date, you'll have a fabulous drunk/bitter post from Two Black Sheep.
Gust is coming along. I think that I'm going to make some length adjustments to the pattern. The final measurement is 45 inches. That's a little short for my taste. Before blocking, the pattern says that it should measure 35 inches. So it grows 10 inches in the final blocking process. That makes my adjusting easy! Knit until it's 10 inches shorter than I'd like. Unfortunatly that means I've got to knit another 30 inches. Damn, Lola. When Ava came to visit, I made the most important change with this project. I swapped my Knitpick metal needles for some bamboo. Usually, I hate bamboo. It has made the entire project tolerable. And so I'll keep truckin'.
I picked up the afghan again. I really have to focus when I get to the ends. If I don't, I'm adding hexagons which fucks up the border and adds width. I've also decided that I don't need to stick with four separate colors for each hexagon. I still love these little motifs, but I do need to write the pattern down. I struggled a little when I grabbed the project. Who knows when it will be done. I might be working on this one in the Nursing Home.
Gus' Big Boy quilt is finished and is in the wash. I'll post on that soon. I finished the binding last night and had a celebratory glass of wine. I folded it and put it on the other side of the room so I wouldn't accidentally spill Merlot all over it. I looked at it lovingly and proudly during the AI finals. Big post once I've got it in its final resting place. I think I'm going to squeak out a pillow or two with the scraps.
p.s. Tuck's expression is not a reflection of his attitude. I can't tell you enough what a fabulous baby he is! He just laughs and smiles all day. He goes to bed well and wakes up even better.
p.p.s Wheat Bread from the book turned out well. Instead of 4 loaves, I got 2 out of the recipe. The only thing I wasn't thrilled about was the size. Not great for sandwiches, but incredibly tastey. I took the rest of the dough and made a larger loaf hoping for a higher loaf. But the taste is so good. I think that it has a lot to do with using All-Purpose instead of actual bread flour. I also think that the bread lasts a little longer than bread machine dough. Start baking people!