Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Almost ready for Halloween

Dear Cynthia,

My knitting was interupted again to bring to life this doggy costume for my six year old. He will be wearing it this Saturday for a little piano recital called a "monster concert", which involves him and many of his piano teacher's other students.. The costume is made out of fleece, which is not really supposed to be ironed, but the directions called for fusing the spots with an iron, and as you can see, there are little iron shaped marks around each of the spots. Washing it might minimize that... However, first I must finish up the head piece, which will probably take me about an hour. But, it wouldn't be a true Halloween if I wasn't up the night before the costume is needed trying to finish up the last few stitches, so I'll probably wait to finish it until Friday night.

And, Hardangervidda crawls along. Here it is shown with the tenth skein of yarn. If I am able to knit all of that skein today, then I'll have met my goal of being halfway done by tomorrow, four weeks from the day I cast on for this sweater. I'm going to the library twice today for various programs for my kids, so that should allow ample time.

Tonight we have our first "parent teacher conference" since school started this year. Other than that, a routine day, for which I am thankful!

Warm regards,
Laura (YarnThrower)

1 comment:

allisonmariecat said...

I would call the iron marks a "design feature." They make the dog's coat more variegated and realistic. It's an adorable costume!