Primroses that is. Moving along on the finishing - I went ahead and seamed up one of the fronts to the back piece and tucked in all the ends during some TV watching last night. I'm not terribly ashamed to show the wrong side of the work and the tension is coming out pretty nicely. I weaved the gajillion (which is 100 x gazillion) ends into the seam and it turned out. Its not a perfect seam - the yarn ends were making it hard to pick up the bars in mattress stitch, and I knew I should have done a selvage and knit every end, and moved in the decreases a couple of stitches etc etc. But I think it's turning out pretty damn awesome myself. The Knit Picks Elegance yarn is really nice to work with and the stitches are coming out really pretty. I can't wait to soak it and block it out again to see how well the yarn blooms.
I have just picked up the stitches for the arm and am knitting those in the round in a solid color to match the ribbing. I think it will come out quite nicely and gets me out of doing any more Fair Isle. A fun technique to be sure but those ends are a bitch. The colors I picked are not too girly but nice and bright and happy. I will definately be able to get this done before the new year and before Absinthe the Revenge pops out.
So what might a furry child be so intently staring into the bottom of the bathtub for? None other than Ted E. McSnackersons! I made sure that Lila stayed seated - and she was enthralled by Ted's cutiful fuzzy buttness while I cleaned out Castle Stinkenstein. There was one attempt to climb into the tub that was cut short and I was given the look. You know the look. The "You are such a mean mean mommy that I must now go eat worms." Thats life kiddo - you can't smell the hamster's butt just because you want to. And this ain't a democracy.
It's a good thing he is so cute or he'd be a kabob by now.
Just to prove that I have zero sense of self control - and why I do not manage the finances in my house hold - I'd be holding afternoon tea in the west wing of my Kenmore Fridge box... Some retail therapy and yarn porn.
Curious Creek Fibers Serengeti (I loooove this stuff) in the Glacier Lakes colorway. I'm thinking will be a pair of fingerless gloves for me.