As I snapped this pic of my new swift, DH commented on the busy background. Well, duh, we live here! I like my swift! It's a Glimakra; I have no idea of age, but I think it's been around. I needed to re-tie it in one spot, and ended up re-tying the whole thing. Then I adorned it with a hank of yarn and wound a nice ball!
Here's the baby outfit. There's barely enough room on the needle for all the stitches, and it's getting heavier all the time. I knit half a row and took a pic on two needles. The "middle" is actually the back; the body is knit in one piece and the button bands will be added to the edges. I took these pics before any knitting yesterday. As of bedtime last night, I'm a little more than half-way through the 10" of garter stitch, and then I'll k2tog, do a little ribbing, and it'll be stripes from the chest to the shoulders. The third pic is pure indulgence. I love close-up photos of knitting (and I love my camera).
I nearly bust a gut on Saturday afternoon as M's dog was doing the potty dance by the back door and she was digging around in her purse (yeah, she's carrying a purse these days, too) for LIPSTICK! Gawd. She denies the possibility of a chance encounter with someone whose eye she might be trying to catch while walking the dog. Hmmmm.
On Saturday, a woman at a local department store stopped K in her tracks to feel her hair. I'm showing you this because I am complete in awe, also. K has recently been toying with the idea of getting a perm; however, on a mane of her length and with the end result she hopes for, it would be very expensive. Instead, she's been doing pincurls -- on hair that's to her butt -- and it STAYS! It takes her about 45 minutes to an hour to pin it all up each time. I don't know if she'd even be able to get a perm that would look so good. It kind of reminds me of Louis XIV or something. One day, she'll have it whacked off and give it to Locks of Love -- she'd like to do 20" and perhaps have enough for two.