I love my husband of 30 years but I don't really think he understands my time. Last week he said, "I really don't want to ask but do you by chance have a homemade baby quilt I could give to a friend in Russia?". This was met with my best "You gotta be kidding" stare. Oh sure! I have dozens of quilts made up just ready to gift out to people I don't know - NOT! Nor do I have time to whip one up since he was leaving today to go back overseas.
So, I put on my thinking cap. The husband wants something homemade and I do have some baby socks I had intended to gift to CIC, but that just didn't seem to be enough. Then I rememebered something that I had knit about 6-7 years ago - somewhere in all my craft
So upstairs we go. Now, this is the hard part. When we remodeled the house last year, one of the victims was my craft closet. I had a wonderful 6'x8'closet in my bedroom that housed only my crafting supplies and projects. It was torn out and is now a breezeway between the living room and den. It really opened the house up, but gave me nowhere to put my
Sifting through the boxes I spotted a cable needle I needed for the FLAK - eureka! Then I found my box of crochet hooks that I rescued. My daughter's GS uniform with a patch that needed to be sewn on - wait, she is now 26 yrs old - that can wait..LOL. You get the picture. Nowhere could I find the sweaters till I spotted a familiar yellow canvas bag - there they were.
One solid blue and one variagated pink sweaters emerged from the bag in relatively good shape. The blue one had a few spots on it that I thought would wash out and since the baby was male, I grabbed it to sew up the seams. About an hour later and after a good dunk in some Dawn dish soap, the sweater was out drying.
Nobody told me how long acrylic takes to dry *sigh*. This morning I went out to grab the sweater and wrap it before taking my hubby off to the airport and the thing was still wet. So I dumped it in the dryer. This stuff is indestructable and it came out fine :)
So, my first finished object of 2006 is an old UFO that I knitted 6-7 years ago just so I would have something to pass the time at shows waiting for my cats to be called to the ring. I was hoping it would be somethign glamourous and worthy of much praise, but alas no. But is is a finished object and for that I'm glad.
Now, should I finish the other one?
till later ~~ Dene