Monday, January 22, 2007
Best laid plans of mice and men or: Procrastination is so easy
As I have said before, I finished my Mom's gift knitting on New Year's Eve. Due to unforeseen obstacles it took me a mite longer to finish than expected. That might be because I had to reknit both sleeves since in my world no one has arms 27.5 inches long. Not that I say it isn't entirely my fault for not checking the schematics, I did check my gauge after all and it was spot on. So I knit as given in the instructions and ended up with sleeves for an Orang-Utan. While the colour of the garment might have been flattering for one, I wasn't prepared to donate my work to the next zoo. Sigh. Hindsight is 20/20 and checking schematics is vital for finishing on time. I do think it fits well, though.
Here's a detail:
The crocheted buttons were a request of the recipient, I would have preferred a sleeker look, i.e. bought ones. But then, I don't have to wear it, do I?
One more thing: at 12.14 a.m. today my nephew Paul was born. He's 56 cm tall and weighs 3800 grams. Apparently he has very large feet.