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More baby stuff!

Hey Jill P:

I had to put aside my regular knitting once again to make baby/kid stuff.  My good friends Jeff and Morgan are having their first baby!  I have known Jeff since middle school, and Morgan was one of my college roommates, although I am not responsible for them getting together.  So this is a very important baby.  Oh, at some time I blogged about going to their Hut wedding on Mt. Hood, but maybe that was on my old blog.  Anyway, I had a bunch of ideas for presents, but didn’t move on any of them.  Of course, a week ago or so, I emailed Jeff to find out the sex of the baby and realized that the baby was due in two weeks!  I had to get moving!

Here’s what I decided on:

Yeah, not a very impressive display.  But here’s what it looks like hanging up!:

Pattern: Flock by Meg Bakewell in Knitty, Spring 2009.

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes and Lamb’s Pride Worsted.  I used leftovers from my Mosaic Yoke Jacket and my Road to Golden.

I used size 4 needles for everything.  Since I used leftover yarn my only cost was less than $1.50 for dowels.  Of course it took $8 to ship it…

I had loved this when I first saw it, but didn’t even think about making it until a week ago.  I was on such a time schedule that it did start to feel like a bit of a chore.  But I can’t believe I finished it in a week!  I did have to sit at the court house yesterday for about four hours while contesting a traffic ticket.  I did all my I-cord branches and some of my leaves there.  Oh, and I lost my case and got a parking ticket while there.  Bummer.

I had to make a few substitutions on color when I ran out of dark green and when I didn’t want to use the branch color in the birds.  The pattern was very well-written.  Very precise.  The only thing I changed, was to continue the same shaping in the head that I did in the body.  I like having ssks and k2togs to shape the head instead of doing all k2togs, like in a hat.  But that’s it.  I also made the shortest version of the mobile.

Here’s some more shots of it.

I hope they like it!

On a random note, here was the view from the front of my work the other day:

That’s a cell phone picture, so not great.  The Church of Scientology owns that workshop/space and are always doing weird work in there.  I think they were fixing up Ron L. Hubbard’s car in there once.  They are moving what looks to be a zero-gravity simulator/gyroscope onto this truck.  Later in the day when I walked by, they were moving some control panels.  One said Gravitron and the other said Motion Control.  Weird.  Don’t tell me they’re not building a space ship.  Maybe they’re just working on carnival rides for a company picnic or something. =)

I’ll probably have our usual Monday night SnB at my apartment next time.  Let me know if you want to come!

Jill B.

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