Marathon 26.2


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Count Down to Preschool and My 3+ hour sweater

My daughter is starting her first day of preschool tomorrow. She was signed up over 2 weeks and during that time, I've been a wreck! School was cancelled on Monday because they didn't get the permit from the Fire Marshall. So tomorrow, bright and early I'll be bringing her to preschool! Did I say I was nervous? It will be the first time she's "really" away from me. With our family being so far away, I take care of her 24/7. We're very attached to say the least!

So for the past few weeks, I've been teaching her some discipline, playing computer preschool games and trying to potty train her! She's a champ and a quick learner. It's all going well. She's very sharp! I'll probably blog more about her adventures in preschool later!

I also need to complete a 6 hour course for my Broker's license. I've been too busy lately to even start. I have a few months, so I'm confident I'll get it done way before then.

I'm still working on my lush and lacy cardigan from Sweaterbabe. It's a very pretty pattern. After (of course) another slow start and countless frogging, I finally got the pattern. Once I did, it started to go pretty smooth. I finished the back pretty quick. I started the front and somehow did too many repeats and it got to be too long. I ended up frogging some and decided to start on another project. I've been itching to start something else and I finally did. I wanted it to be quick, a hat maybe? But I found a sweater pattern, called 3 hour sweater, 1940ish? (pattern downloaded from Ravelry). Of course, it took me well over 3 days... I used a bulky yarn instead of the recommended weight of yarn. I also used a size 10/12 and 11 needle instead of the 15. I like the concept of the sweater but it's not a great fit. Mostly because of my gauge because I had no idea on the sizing so I guessed. The ribbing on the top and sleeve didn't quite match up! I also had a hard time seaming the arms, it looked terrible. I finally settled for a crochet seam. It's still not perfect but something I could live with, instead of tearing the whole thing a part! I also did a single row of crochet around the neck line. It's a cute sweater, just needed to make it a bit smaller. Here's a photo (not blocked):

Now I can get back to my lush and lacy cardigan. Wish me luck tomorrow! Did I mention it was also Hubby's Birthday too?


crochetgurl said...

Your little girl is so cute, and so is the sweater! It looks like a tennis vest. I bet it would look pretty over a white/flowery spring skirt. Glad to see you updated your blog. I always look forward to your posts. :-)

crochetgurl said...

Thanks! That's funny, I looked at Urchin too, but decided against it because I didn't like the fitted, fuzzy look.

I also considered Rose Red. Although Rose Red looked gorgeous on the website, it didn't seem to look as flattering on as many people on Ravelry.

You should totally try Gretel. Once you get past the tubular cast-on, and know how to use DPNs, it is super easy! Plus, almost every Gretel came out gorgeous on Ravelry. :-)

KingJaymz said...

What a cute child. You must feel very blessed.

Love the sweater. The crochet around the collar is a great touch. Can't wait to see your next project.

Hope your husband's birthday and girl's first day of preschool went well. I'll wish you a belated good luck.

Out of curiosity, how'd you find your way over to my blog? I'm always curious how people stumble over.

KingJaymz said...

Oh...and thanks for leaving a comment. I appreciated the kind words.

Jasmine's Mommy said...

Thanks crochetgurl! I need to look at the Rose Red. I've never used DPNs except for icord so I'm going to have to read up on it!

Kingjamez: Thanks! I am truly blessed with my daughter! I was looking through the people who favorite my sweater and found your blog through ravlery! I enjoyed reading it!