It's the third day of Christmas and I had a really wonderful and witty entry written up until about 4 minutes ago when my software crashed. I don't know what it's problem is- It's not like it's been knitting like a demon.
In any case, I have a single sock and a ball of yarn that need to be a scarf and a pair of socks by tomorrow at noon, so I don't have time to re-write it.
You would have loved it though. It was all about how we had just the loveliest Christmas day, and how I made all of my knitting deadlines (except for the ones above, and a few more after that, but let's not focus on what's yet to go) especially the sweater which was indeed for Hank, and had the zipper sewn in on Christmas afternoon before I wrapped it up and took it to him which yes, is a bit of a close one, but victory was mine.
Pattern mine - a top down raglan put together with help from The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. (All the patterns in the book are bottom-up, by the way. I reversed it.) The body is in plain stockinette, the sleeves in 3X1 rib. Cardigan, zip front. Size 8 boys.
The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted, in Pewter (3 skeins) Charcoal and China Blue (I think), knit up on 4mm needles.
It fits Hank great, and he loves it, which is a pretty exceptional compliment to get from a little guy who's other interests all plug in and have a screen.
In the lost post I also told you that he loves the sweater enough to do a little shazam! for you.
The other entry also gushed a lot about how impressed I am with the donation tally for KWB - and how you guys never let me down and are the best sort of people. It explained too- that just as soon as I'm released from the endless parade of family fun (if you're having half the fun that we are- then you're supremely lucky) that I'll give away more karmic balancing gifts and post an update on the total.
That post also talked a little bit about how yesterday everybody came to my house for a boxing day party, replacing our traditional day at Auntie Helen's with a day at Auntie Steph's.... and how I think it might work out, but it sort of cuts into the knitting time and throws the schedule off.
That post was great. Too bad you missed it.
More on the Fifth Day of Christmas. Tomorrow is for dancing.Posted by Stephanie at December 27, 2008 4:41 PM