Monday, January 30, 2006

Steve didn't work at all the entire weekend, so we managed to fill our time with a lot of fun stuff. He recently got a little bonus at work, $100 of which was a giftcard to the Plaza. He gave it to me to spend and I was overjoyed because there is a yarn store right off the Plaza and I figured they would take it. Finding myself surrounded by yarn with $100 to spend was, alas, too good to be true. They wouldn't accept the card, but I did end up buying a few knitting books from Barnes & Noble and a couple shirts from the Gap. Sweet!

I'm in the midst of a small knitting disaster. I'm making a poncho for Emma that consists of two rectangles stitched together in such a way that they should rest cutely on her shoulders. The problem is I have run out of yarn with about three inches still left to go. Not normally a big deal, but this is yarn I unraveled (and dyed) so there is no way for me to find that exact yarn again. I don't know what to do. I'll probably end up just trying to find a solid color yarn in a similar gauge that matches. I'm sure it will not look good, but I don't want to unravel the whole thing. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Lately Emma has been carrying around this little stuffed Pooh. Yesterday she couldn't find it and we looked everywhere, to no avail. This morning I opened a drawer in the kitchen to grab a towel, and there was Pooh, cozily tucked in and ready for bed.

5 comments:

Katie said...

what if you unraveled the longer one to match the short one's length, and then knitted a stripe on to each of the rectangles in the same color & length? That way they'd both have a stripe, be long enough, & nobody'd be the wiser. :) it will look soooo cute on her!

Katie said...

Awww! That is so sweet!

No clue about the yarn...

studly d said...

I think that the best thing to do would be to make them into potholders.

mom said...

I am so glad you are able to post pictures. They add a lot to my enjoyment of observing your everyday life.
That was really sweet that Steve gave you the gift card. I had to work for the library district 10 years to earn a $20 Target gift card. However, I have to admit I don't work nearly as hard as he does. But it is good that he realizes your part in helping him in his career.

mamaspeak said...

I'd probably do something that made it look more like an accent than a mistake---either very contrasting yarn, or some kind of novelty yarn (eyelash?). In any case, I bet it turns out cute!

I am totally in awe of how much knitting you manage to get done!