My plan was to work on the Catherine Wheel Baby Blanket this weekend, but, sadly, I could not put down the Baby Surprise Jacket. It is the neatest thing ever! I keep showing it to Paul and saying, "Look at this! This is going to be a baby jacket when it's done. Can you tell, huh...huh?" Paul was intrigued for about 3.5 seconds, and then his face went back to "glazed" and... can I go outside now? I can understand why people would run out in the street and show their knitting to complete strangers. At least they are polite enough to listen for a full 5 minutes if you can talk that long. I can....
I think I'm almost done. I don't really know because I only read the directions as I go along.
If I start reading too far ahead, then the "short term/long term" memory loss (I forget, which one do I have?) ;) kicks in and I get really confused. One instruction at a time please. Thank you. I'm to the part where you knit back and forth in the middle section of 90 stitches. Where is that? Am I close? I also found a cute little button reference in The Opinionated Knitter for when you're not sure what side to put the buttons on for a boy or a girl. It goes like this, "Women are always right." Yep. I'll definitely remember that. I think I'm going to make the hood that goes with this next. Then, maybe the booties that go with this too. I have to have the baby stuff done by this weekend, so, wish me luck. I think I can get the blanket done pretty fast if I ever can get motivated to pick it up again.....which will be sometime this week because I have to.
I did do other non-knitting stuff this weekend when I could tear myself away from BSJ. I finished the soap. 78 bars in different stages of curing:
They all won't get as dark as the bars on the top. Those bars have vanilla scent in them, and the vanilla was dark. I put lavender in some of them, and was sick to my stomach all day on Saturday because of it. I love the smell of lavender, but right now I don't...... if you know what I mean...... I also used some pachouli fragrance. Not sure I like it. Kinda woodsy. Paul can use that soap..... right? I can probably start wrapping it (to keep the scent fresh) in about two more weeks.
I also washed the last fleece I had, which was Blackie's, one of my Jacobs.
I swear she was mostly black when she was born.... Kinda funny to call her Blackie now, but... Blackie she is.
Also, over the weekend, when I was walking down the basement steps I saw a MOTH and instantly turned into the Terminator. I usually don't mind critters, living on a farm and all. But... a moth? Not happening in this lifetime. I actually scared myself with my reaction. I jumped off the steps into mid-air with my wooden soap spoon (don't you carry one around too?) and cracked that baby. He/she had no chance. None..... Moths and wool do not mix in my house.