...and bake at 104 degrees for two hours
I did manage to finish the sleeves of my sweatshirt jacket last night! Now for the neckband and the crochet front band. And, of course, all that finishing.
This has a zipper closure, so I need to shop for a zipper soon.
Recognize these? This is what remains of my unwearable Red Cross socks. I've got plans for this salvaged yarn. I had thought of remaking them to the same pattern (but more wearable) and donating them to the Socks for Soldiers but that group is doing them in black. If I had problems with navy blue, I'll go blind with black sock yarn. (I think what they're doing is great and I hope they get lots of socks done.)
Instead, I'm thinking about this beautiful pattern. Just enough lace, just enough texture.
Eye Exam for Knitters:
What do you see in this picture?
Did you see lots and lots of sock needles? Then your vision is just fine. By the way, these are about 6 3/4 inches long and about 3mm (between a US size 2 & 3 according to my needle sizer). I'll have to smooth them down a bit, as there are a few rough spots in the plastic. The yellow ones are just a tiny bit bigger than the other colors.
Still not a bad deal for $1.89 at the grocery store for 30 toy pick-up sticks. These might work well if I teach a course on sock knitting.