Saturday, December 09, 2006

Two Down...

Dear Cynthia,
Catapulted by the relief of getting my four year old's Christmas gift brown sweater sewn together, tonight I finished sewing together the blue sweater for my six year old. And, it is just in time, because today we got our tree. I was thinking that I'd wrap the sweaters and put them under the tree, where they will wait to be opened until Christmas Eve, when we exchange our family gifts with each other. The boys would be so excited to see a present under there for each of them...

Also shown in the picture are four premie hats, reinforcing my confidence in the power of math. The directions for the hats say that it takes 3/4 of an ounce to make one hat, and I had a three ounce skein of yarn, so four hats -- exactly correct, with very little yarn left over. I'm going to try to mail these out on Monday.

Regarding Hardangervidda...the last remaining gift sweater...and the most complicated saved for last... Before Thanksgiving, I special ordered a zipper for the front placket, which is not here yet. I decided that I wanted it to be an official Dale of Norway zipper with a really nice zipper pull, and nobody in town had it in stock, so one of the local shops placed an order for me. I'm not ready for it yet, but hopefully I will be by the end of next week. The sleeves are blocking right now, and then I must do some machine stitching followed by some cutting in the body of the sweater in the locations where the sleeves will go. I'm nervous already.

Well, tomorrow after church I have a lot of baking to do, so I'd better get some rest. I hope you had a great trip!

Warm regards,
Laura (YarnThrower)

1 comment:

allisonmariecat said...

Yay, finished blue sweater! Your Christmas knitting is so impressive.

I love when knitting math actually works instead of causing headaches and other pain :)

Good thoughts your way for the zipper installation. I'm not sure I could handle cutting into something that beautiful that I had knit, but I'm sure it'll turn out great!