The whole point of this ramble is every time I look at the sweater, blocked and ready for seaming... I think "Lot 665, a SWEATER in pieces" and yes, I hear the ominous theme from the Phantom of the Opera. The only difference here is that I don't get goose bumps, more of a feeling of ennui... like "UGH can't this thing just seam ITSELF!?"
Speaking of finishing, and looking a little like Mr. Phantom himself, I finished the little stuffed penguin I was making for a little guy's first birthday.
Pattern: Pasha Penguin by Alexandra Virgiel (FREE!)
Yarn: Scap acrylics left over from various WCOBB blankets (mostly Vanna's Choice by Red Heart)
Needles: US 4- I wanted a really tight fabric
Thots: Cute pattern, although I'm a little concerned that I didn't pick up the wrap and turns properly. The ease and simplicity of the pattern got my thinking it might be fun to make a little "something" and enter it in the "knitted dolls" category of Stampede. I'm still "ruminating" on that idea and looking for the right inspiration.
I put Mr. Pasha in the fridge because he just looked like he wanted to be in a more "natural" habitat. Cute project! I have enough yarn to knit myself a whole pod of penguins!
And, because things have been finishing up smoothly... I also have pretty decent progress on the simple sock made. I like the fit of the ribbed sock, but I hate how it looks in it's natural, shriveled up state.
Alright... I have procrastinated enough, time to get into the seaming. Maybe I'll download the Phantom to listen to keep me company while I seam?
PS- Christine and Raoul forever... I never bought into her falling for the creepy masked dude.