So, I think I'm on the fourth (and let's say final) start for these sleeve caps. You'd think I could do it with my eyes closed, but no, it was with eyes wide open that I made all the dumb mistakes; eyes are open. I do like the nice curve of a short-rowed armhole, don't you? I ripped, grabbed correct needles, and started again. I worked the sleeves separately for the decreases, and now they're back in sync and (knocking on wood) I think I'm on the home stretch. I have to say, with working this over and over, and with learning (over and over) from my mistakes, I am feeling the process -- it was kind of like that the first time I knit this sweater and what keeps me from chucking it in a corner and starting something else.
It was Mdd who hauled the mosaic table out to the deck last weekend -- where it belongs! It's another gorgeous morning (I'm thinking that we could probably use some rain, though), so I hauled stuff outside for photos. This is the Tostetoes Drawstring Bag that Ann sent the other day. Will you look at all those pockets!! I have not sewn one of these, nor have I even looked at the directions, but I can tell that there's some serious measuring and precise placement of circles and stitching lines in order for this to work properly. Ann did a wonderful job. For some reason, I especially love the drawstring itself, and its tassles. Obviously, there's no knitting in the bag yet, but it's very handy for other goodies!
I bought two books from Leigh that she had listed on ebay recently and they arrived in the mail the other day, too. I have only had a chance to flip through quickly, so I'm looking forward to a good look and picking out a few things that I'd like to make for baby. There are only about 7 weeks to go; her doc said that if she went into labor anytime after Mother's Day, though, they weren't going to try and stop it.