OK, so no update photo for Margot.
I had a bit of a setback last weekend, and ended up ripping back several inches of work in order to reduce the number of short rows in the bust. I am now beyond the point where I stopped to rip back before, but I have lost some ground in my NaKniSweMo schedule. I should be 70% done by the end of the day according to my self-set schedule, but I think the most I can hope for is 60%. I am trying to at least get the body finished and the sleeves started before Wednesday, when we leave for Thanksgiving in Ohio. I hate knitting sleeves, which makes me especially nervous about my chances of finishing on time.
Just so I don’t leave you completely photo-less, I have a second project on the needles that I will show you. My sister asked if I could knit a unisex baby hat for her to give as a gift to someone. I had never knit a baby hat and after searching through my stash and through Ravelry, I ended up going with the Cabled Baby Hats pattern, using some leftover Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.
I really enjoy using this yarn (the yarn is the leftover teal from these mittens I knit for my sister) and because it is not only a hat, but a baby hat, it feels like the fastest project ever. I need to finish this for Thanksgiving, so I can give it to her. I only have about 18 rounds left, so that shouldn’t be a problem.
This afternoon I am having some friends over to knit. A couple of us would get together to knit every once in a while, and now we have decided to try to make it a more regular thing and expand it to include more friends. Now I’m off to finish getting the house ready and then settle in for some quality time with Margot before everyone arrives.