Not a very exciting week here at the leftycrafter's household. I only managed to get one item completed this week.
Pretty pitiful, don't you think? Here I was all gun-ho last week, completing 5 slippers. What happened? I really don't know. I started on this slipper on Sunday after blogging. I finished the first one that day. I didn't finish the second one until Friday night.
I have cast on another slipper, to knit this time. Man, knitting takes so much longer than crochet does. At least for me it does. I have worked on it since Friday and am still not done with the first one. I also tried to start on another crochet slipper but I really don't think I have the recipients foot length right. She told me what size shoe she wears and then measured her foot and the two items do not jive. So I think she just measured her foot while crossing her legs and not while standing on a ruler. BIG DIFFERENCE!
I almost caved and bought yarn this week. The slipper I am working on has a slight mistake in it. I spaced out the part that when you do a solid stockinette stitch, you need to do a few rows of garter to keep it from rolling. I remembered that little rule when I was over half way into it. I KNOW!!!! You would have thought I would have noticed earlier, but that is what happens when you are teaching yourself how to knit without turning your work. I was so excited to learn that little technique that I didn't look at the progress I was making until it was too late. So, I thought about it and decided that I would do a border of fun fur on it to make it extra special for an extra special little girl. I DO NOT HAVE ANY FUN FUR IN MY STASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in a panic. Then the light bulb goes off............................I gave all of my fun fur to my DIL. I am on the phone so quick..............................YIPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She still has lots of fun fur and probably in colors that I can use. Yup, no yarn bought...................And what I don't use will go back to her house.
So that is all for this week.
Here is a look at 'the list"