About that size
Friday March 28th 2014, 10:08 pm
Filed under: Knit,My Garden

I have a ton of ends to weave in and some blocking to do to make it look a bit more polished. It’s a good problem to (finally!) have. Car pattern by Lucinda Guy from her Handknits for Kids book.

Note that I am missing one green stitch on the back of the car from her pattern and it made it more VW Buggy-ish. I crocheted a steering wheel and the first tire wheel in orange so it would better match Parker’s sweater but found I didn’t care for the effect and I put them aside and let it stay simple.

More apple blossoms open today and more rain tomorrow–work fast, little honeybees. (Not complaining! More rain in this drought!)

I frogged five times on that first armhole, trying to get the number of white and blue stitches picked up to match, trying to get the look just right–y’know, there’s a *reason* designers deserve to get paid; other than the car, I was winging it.

I took a break from it after finally nailing the first one just so just in time to see the Cooper’s hawk catch a dove and fly to the fence with it and stop there a minute, the tail of its meal towards me rather than the face (thank you). He watched me a moment as I took in the relative sizes of the two birds and then he flew to where he would be less in view of the thieving crows (who steer clear of my yard thanks to him, but one does not risk food in the wild.) If he has nestlings this early in the season they were well fed today.

As were we. Richard and I went out for ice cream at Smitten.

A toddler, old enough to run but not quite old enough to talk yet, was dashing back and forth between his daddy and the person behind there making their ice cream, giggling adorably over and over at the occasional puffs of dry ice from behind the counter that he could just barely tiptoe up to see. One, two…happy anticipation…There it comes again! and he would run back to his daddy’s legs and giggle some more.

I quietly eyeballed the kid, having finished the last of that ribbing right before we’d gone out the door: yeah–I think this’ll fit Hudson okay. A little big but not too. I think. Thank you, little one.

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Very cute! (Oh, if only ends could weave themselves in.)

Some trees are beginning to blossom here, too. I hope for still weather so the display will last longer.

Comment by LynnM 03.29.14 @ 1:12 am

I experience spring vicariously through your posts! We still have a bit of snow on,the,ground, even after the torrential rain yesterday. I keep hearing spring is on the way but I don’t know which hemisphere they mean!

Comment by Jody 03.29.14 @ 4:43 am

Cute VW! And he will be cute as a bug wearing it.

Comment by twinsetellen 03.29.14 @ 7:45 am

Wonderful car. Beautiful apple blossoms. And the flavors at Smitten make me wish I could be there in a jiffy.

Comment by RobinM 03.29.14 @ 1:09 pm

Lovely knit. Glad you found a little one to eyeball to give you more assurance.

Comment by Channon 03.30.14 @ 7:37 am

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