I’ve been working steadily on the Minion for mom. He’s still a little rough around the edges (and a bit creepy with no eyes yet), but I’m slowly getting near the end!
Mom’s birthday is the end of March, so technically there’s time. Well, there is and there isn’t. Also by the end of March, I need to have 2 knit toys ready to go for a friend of mine. In order to make sure I meet those deadlines, as well as keep up with my other knitting projects, I started as early as I could.
All that’s left for the minion is the bib, adding more ribbon/lace edging, and the headband. You can’t see, but he does have teeny tiny feet. I should’ve made them a little bigger, but I don’t have the desire or the time to go back and fix it. Plus, minions have little feet!
Today is kind of an exciting day for me. Last night at the gym, I casually mentioned the learn to knit series I was going to do on my blog. My friend was extremely excited about this idea and asked if I could teach her to knit. When I asked when, she said tomorrow! So, now I have a guinea pig … er … student to try out my lessons on.
We will be using 24 inch circular needles, one in size 6 and one in size 8, and some Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in burgundy and cream. Picking out the supplies was the easy part. Sort of. The two circulars are also made out of two different materials. I didn’t know if it’d be best to teach her with acrylic or wood, so I got one of each. I’m going to let her decide today at lunch which feels best for her. I don’t know if we’ll do lessons weekly, like here on the blog, or every day at lunch (since I already knit through my lunches), but I’m excited!
I’m definitely ready for the weekend, though. Tomorrow I finally get to spend some quality time with my husband’s sweater. Ken has a bowling tournament, and I’ve promised to go. He’s letting me bring my knitting, and since I can sit at a table to work, I figured bringing along the sweater with its pattern won’t be too bad. Plus, I haven’t gotten to work on it in so long!
Well, I have to run away (literally). It’s time to finish week 3 of Couch to 5K, and I need to wake up the husband!
What are your weekend plans?