[I also took today off from work in an attempt to get over the creeping crud. Fortunately, I am NOT in the 43% of Americans in the private sector who get no paid sick leave.]
But Iris had a chance to play with a friend before his family took off for their big camping trip. Would you pay 50 cents for a cup of fresh-squeezed lemonade from these two?
We used Meyer lemons from the backyard tree and organic cane sugar from Trader Joe's. I didn't charge the kids for the ingredients because I thought they would make, at most $2, and I wanted them to have something leftover for their trouble.
Ha! They grossed $14.50 but $1 blew away. Another friend/neighbor dropped by to help in the end. The two partners gave him $1.50 and kept $6 each.
Illness and house arrest gave me plenty of opportunity to knit. Surprise! The Habu green sweater kit isn't green after all. It is really a melange of non-colors. Like others have pointed out, the yarn rustles.
I can also show you a finished sweater. Keep in mind this is how I look when I am sick and spending the day at home.
If you look very, very carefully, you might notice that I mixed two dye lots of
The yarn had languished in the stash because I had 5 balls of the deep blue (blueberry) and 2 balls of turquoise. The pattern required 3 balls of each color. Fortunately, Brynne was de-stashing a truckload of Cotton Ease, including the color I needed. I sent her two knitting/sewing magazines in trade for 4 balls of turquoise and a couple of other oddballs.
Why 4 balls when I used only 1? I had thought I would make a matching tank. But, after shopping my closet, I realized that I have plenty of coordinates for this sweater.
Read more about the Vera Jacket in What I did last week and Finishing Tutorial.
As I am currently weaving in many many ends from a striped sweater, I do wish I had been as clever and done some of my weaving-in as I progressed through the body. Next time.ReplyDelete
"You know the old saying about when life gives you lemons, make lemonade?"ReplyDelete
I try to make a gin and tonic. With a twist.
The quinine from the tonic water is said to relieve muscle aches.