Well I blocked the lacy shrug and yanked on those sleeves, and look what lovely, drapey, fluted nearly-full-length sleeves I ended up with! Alas, this yarn goes out of its way to catch on every sharp object in sight, making it more suited for a soiree than a day of toddler-doctoring. Maybe on my "administrative" days.....
And now for something sort of ridiculous, but what else was I going to do with 300 yards of organic cotton? I bought it in Fairhope at the Yarn Cottage, and it was back in the baby room with precious pastel yarns with which to make baby gifts. But I wanted cotton for mySELF, so I thought I'd give it a try, even though the skeins were tiny (100 yards each). Too hot for a cap or scarf, so Ravelry suggested I make this:
Of course I wanted it longer, but they didn't have any more yarn in that color. I'd REALLY like it to be long-sleeved, too.
One lady on Ravelry fastened hers with a shawl pin and it looked nice. You can also see that I forgot to knit the last 3 stitches on some of my purl rows - see the center front border is missing some ridges here and there - DOH! (Looks like a great place to fasten a shawl pin!)
My favorite part is the raglan seam that I didn't screw up - woohoo! Plus I love that it's knit from the top down, so there NO SEAMING at all - miraculous!
Up next, I have a darker green cotton with several hundred yards, so I could actually make something that doesn't look like it's for a todder, as Dean suggested. Yeah, Lucas actually wanted to try this one on to see if it fit him...
OH - I almost forgot a funny story. What can throw off the grand-opening week of your new medical practice faster than anything? Jury Duty! Do you know I don't think I've EVER been summoned for jury duty, but I got a notice for that week. Luckily, I called their office and they're postponing me till late October - thank ya' kindly! My mother is a frequent flyer at the courthouse....uh, I mean she gets summoned for jury duty a lot...and my dad actually got sequestered for a murder trial one time. He LOVED it!