Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
On the Mattress
No jumping on the mattress!
We like the mattress.
No sleeping on it either.
It's exciting and fun. It's sure to keep you awake.
Maybe calling it fun is taking it a bit far.
But really, I love doing the mattress.
Have you caught on yet?
Look ma! No seams showing!
The slow side to side all the way up the sweater. I admit that it starts out as a bit tedious. But after the first few inches it becomes almost meditative. Back and forth, the needle goes in and out. Then tighten up the stitches. Back and forth again and again. Maybe I've lost it. Maybe I'm gleeful that I actually am at the point of seaming this sweater.
Here's the body, with neck DONE, seamed, and ends woven in. It's patiently awaiting its sleeves.
6 rows and I can start the sleeve cap. Sounds painfully slow, doesn't it? Or is it just me?
Happy New Year, Boogie!
(can I be a geek with you and Anj? Mattress rocks - I think it's the "I'm almost done"ness of it)
btw - on my monitor, the stripe looks extremely fuscia. Is it really red, or do you have a bravely secure husbeast?