|Greyson Version 1.0|
Fast forward several weeks.
We had a cool spell for a few weeks recently here on the prairies. (Seriously, summer vanished completely for a bit!) I thought it would be a good time to pull out the Greyson, but it felt sort of crisp and crunchy for lack of a better description. A friend suggested a soak in hair conditioner might do the trick so into the sink it went for a 45 minute bath. It softened up beautifully. Even the slightly felted parts seemed to relax a bit. It was almost back to it's former glory! I was so excited. I set it on the kitchen island to dry, but then at supper time shifted it to the top of the dog's cage. You know where I'm going with this don't you...
|So sad :(|
Baby Boy was pretty sad too, so I promised I would knit him a new one, he just had to wait until we would be able to get to the city for some new yarn. He did find something he liked in my stash for the stripes, but we had nothing he liked enough for the main colour.
We made a quick trip to Wolesley Wardrobe the other day and he picked out his yarn. It was kind of cute. As I plucked yarns off the shelf suggesting this one or that he was rather non-committal. Then I thought I'd found the perfect yarn. Oh it was a gorgeous shade of blue-green. I showed it excitedly to Baby Boy, who flatly said, "No. I don't want that one. It's not the one I want." Then he picked another colour off the shelf and said emphatically, "This one," as he clutched it to his chest, nuzzled his face into it and started walking to the front of the store. The front door was open and I guess he felt his job was done and I stopped him just before he headed straight out of it, then redirected him to the cash desk where he proudly put his selection up on the counter.
We paid for our yarn and headed out. Every time he looked at his yarn he felt the need to remind me that it was his. "That's mind. I choosed it all by myself. It's for my sweater." I guess in case I might somehow forget. He also asks several times a day if his new sweater is ready. (Slave driver!!)
So I'm knitting as fast as I can whenever I get a chance. I've decided it works well, too, for the Luvinthemommyhood Summer Sweater Knit Along, where Shannon encourages us to not forget our knitting in the heat of the summer, but to work on sweaters so that they're ready to wear come the cooler temperatures of fall. (Or in the case here on the prairies - what is supposed to be summer although to be fair, this week summer has suddenly reappeared after several weeks of absence!) Anyways, Greyson fits the bill, it is a sweater and has full length sleeves! Whoot! I really enjoy Luvinthemommyhood KALs. Everyone is so friendly and encouraging, it's really motivating!
|Moving right along with Greyson Version 2.0|