Monday, October 17, 2005

HEY WORLD!! MEET FESTUS! Or whatever you want to name the creature that is now part of the family. Some have said he's so cuuuuuuuute! Others have just looked at him and done the Mr Spock raise of the eyebrow ("Fascinating...."). This is my alien baby that I've promised all of you. Some time I'll get a picture of the beast that inspired his creation (that one resides at Mabel's Cafe & Knittery ). In the meantime, I'm waiting for his legs to dry. Some have said he needs an eye or two or three. I don't know. I like the mystery of no eyes (they're hidden in his pelt). BUT HE NEEDS A NAME. Suggestions anyone? Email me! In the meantime, I've been working on a UFO that lifted its head out of the stash consolidation. This is a cardigan sweater I had promised my sister Shirley last year and never finished for Christmas. I'm up to the armpits on the body and over halfway done on the sleeve (the picture's two days old; I've added more yardage since then).


JoVE said...

I like the alien baby but am useless at naming things. The sweater looks like it could just be a year late Xmas present. Is it a raglan? to join up and knit as one piece from the armholes?

FiberQat said...

It's my first sweater from Jacqueline Fee's Sweater Workshop. It will have a raglan sleeve and once I have the second sleeve done will join the two to the body and whip the puppy together!

Actually this is a good project for now. I can work on other Christmas projects in between sections of the sweater to keep my interest in it. I have 3 sets of mittens I have to make, a hat, and another pair of house slippers, so something in between the sleeve parts will be nice.