Finished knitting my pullover!!!
Don’t think I can debut it until winter which is kind of a shame but it’s my own fault for taking so long.
The blocking process went a lot faster this time around. I could have used better schematics (only had length from shoulder to hem, width of sleeve, and width of body at underarms) but there hasn’t been a project where I didn’t feel this way.
On Saturday I had dim sum (or yum cha) with the family.
For those that don’t know what it’s like, the food sits in a cart and gets pushed around all the tables. If you spot something you want you wave the cart down and the food is brought to you.
Below are some of the things we ordered–chicken feet, fried squid, and various dumplings. With chicken feet you’re constantly spitting out cartilage and bone. Most don’t mind but when I ate meat it was too much of a pain.
Another two dishes worth mentioning are pig blood and pig rectum. The blood is coagulated and served in cube form while the rectum is sliced and served with veggies (below). From what I hear both have a very strong taste.
If you ever get the chance to have dim sum, go! They do have more normal things like shrimp, veggies, egg rolls, or noodles. I just picked the weirder things to share.
We had one today to celebrate
Easter Lily’s recovery.
I could only handle one bite of that so traded it in for a cream cake. Sorry Mom. Still love you.
Before all the festivities I worked on the new apron style.
Some tweaking still has to be done but this is what it’s going to look like more or less.
This french maid apron is similar to the Bella style but there’s a double skirt, a mini apron, and ruffles.
Hope those who celebrated had a lovely Easter! If not, I hope your Sunday was awesome!
I’m just about finished with my pullover. I seamed everything together last night and am working on the ribbing at the bottom. After that all that’s left is the neck band and a good block!
I had to pick up 230 stitches for the ribbing but it wasn’t a problem. It’s nowhere near as scary as steeking or cutting for a welt pocket.
Today I worked on a new apron style; it’s been way too long since Boojiboo’s last release and a lot of requests have been put in for new ones.
My pattern making assistant was passed out on the couch with her makeshift body pillow.
The mock up will be finished tomorrow but it might need a little tweaking before we put it in the shop.
I looked like a damn fool at the vet Wednesday. Even though Lily had a limp just hours prior, it completely disappeared once inside the office.
“She looks just fine to me.”
“No no no, she was limping…she so was.”
“Walk her down the hall. Again…One more time…Again…Again…Are you sure? She’s quite sprightly. “
I kept insisting something was wrong so after checking each leg individually he gave her pills (just inflammatories).
What. An. Actress.
We’re going to celebrate her recovery tomorrow with a BBQ.
Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!
It was really stupid of me to make this in one sitting but it was one of those I’m-so-close-to-finishing-I-should-just-finish-it-even-though-i’m-dying moments. My wrists are paying for it today.
It’s this pattern but I got rid of two sts per repeat and worked the decreases every row for a smaller beanie version.
Lily’s also injured; she landed incorrectly after an epic frisbee catch. Poor thing doesn’t understand why she can’t run.
My sister’s birthday celebration was pretty low key on Saturday. I gave her her beloved turkey jerky from Trader Joe’s andwent to Polly’s Pies for dinner. The dessert came from Porto’s and while it was delicious, I was way disappointed in their service. I asked for a dozen rolls to be split in two boxes and was informed I would be charged for the additional box and wouldn’t be given the dozen discount…what? I’m still ordering a dozen and they give boxes on the other side for free. Wack. (How much I would have saved is so not the point. )
Did you have a good weekend?