Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Work in Progress Wednesday

A pair of leggings for AnnaBeth, which appear done but are not:

She wanted pink. We looked through the pink sock yarn we had on hand, and nothing was quite right. I suggested that I could knit them in theKnitpicks Bare Merino sock yarn we had, then dye them pink ourselves, using KoolAid or food coloring. She thought that sounded great.

Except that now that they're knitted, she wonders if we could dye them pink AND GREEN. I've dyed things pink. I've dyed things green. But, pink and green in the same small item? I have a feeling Pink plus Green equals Blech in this equation, since I picture the colors running together and turning to ... ick. We shall see. She might be wearing them tonight to dance class in their Bare state.

The pattern, by the way, is Alpaca Sox Legwarmers by Pam Allen, modified for skinny-child-legs -- I made them about half as big around, and knit them until they were the length she wanted.

In other news, right before we went ice skating yesterday Thalia tried on the Basic Chic Hoodie, throwing it on over the tshirt she was wearing. I've noted several times that she's taller than I am, and has broader shoulders. Which is apparently what this sweater needs:

More height and more shoulder width. No amount of chocolate and pasta was going to give me those things (although it was a good idea that I'm still willing to try, Ami).

Also, she likes brown sweaters. I think we have a new home for the sweater.


Lorna said...

I love your work!

Mrs. H. said...

I love the legwarmers, and the chic hoodie looks so nice on your daughter.

Nikki said...

I'm sorry that your hoodie didn't work for you, but at least it can stay in the family. I really hate it when I put a lot of work into something like that, and it just doesn't turn out quite like I expected or wanted. Those legwarmers are very pretty. I like them just the way they are, but children don't like plain things, do they?

Tara said...

Such lovely legwarmers – much more exciting than the plain ribbed pair I knit last year. I hope the dye job turns out well and am glad to see the hoodie has found a grateful owner.