I do this every time. Things get a bit zany for me and suddenly my knitting is put on hold. Since I am an equal opportunity kinda gal, my yoga, reading and walking also get put on hold. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or Captain Obvious to realize that this habit leaves me very little in the way of fun things to do! As a young girl, my mom could always gauge my stress by looking at my nails; gnawed stumps were harbingers of a bona fide ‘sitting-down talking-to’! OK, so I have progressed away from the nails. In fact, I actually feel rather proud of the way I handle my stress. What I can’t quite figure out is how to juggle it all, you know, throw a few happy plates in with the mix.
Well, here is the latest project in the “should have been done weeks ago” category.
As you know, I enjoy naming my projects after video game characters. Who does not LOVE a blue Baby Yoshi? The size is medium with an 11″ leg opening for yummy baby thighs. I elected to omit the cuff around the leg, giving it a ‘boy’ vibe. I have another one in the works in ‘viola’. I think a crocheted or eyelet trim would be so dainty and delicious, don’t you? Assuming I don’t hit the stress skids in the meantime, I should have photos posted soon. If not, send reinforcements or the Red Cross!
Now, for the little boy’s bum! Black soaker with a skull and crossbones design in duplicate stitch. After casting on, I knit a few rounds of stockinette stitch before beginning a 2×2 rib. This gave the waist a bit of a roll. I like that! Having much experience with cross stitch and embroidery, the duplicate stitch pattern on the bottom was relatively simple. Knitters, just make certain your yarn is colorfast before attempting a white design on a black background. Just sayin’…