|Still on the needles|
Unfortunately, I did not pick up enough stitches when I went to knit the 2-inch ribbed trim, so it flops unattractively when I put it on, so I need to unstitch it, rip out the trim, and pick up the correct number of stitches.
I've also started 2 winter cardigans for myself:
Neither of which are yet finished. The problem is that my primary knitting time is on the train, commuting to work, and the sweaters are too large for my cosmetic-sized knitting bag. At least, that's my excuse. I suppose I could stop packing my lunch, and then I'd have more room for yarn. Who needs to eat, when you can knit?
But I have finally finished a sweater! A friend of mine from high school and her wife have a three-year-old daughter who is obsessed with Tyrannosaurus Rex - every night she and her mother play "dinosaur," with E telling her mother, "Mama, you be the TRex!" and my friend chases her around the house, roaring. They bought her a 3-foot inflatable TRex for Christmas, and put it under the tree wearing a Santa hat. I love that she is so into dinosaurs, because I went through a phase between about 6-10 where I couldn't get enough of them either. So while perusing Ravelry and thinking about knitting her a hat, I stumbled upon a pattern called Tony Tyrannosaurus Rex Jumper by Christine Grant, I bought it. It called for Intarsia, a type of color work knitting I had taken a class in but never tried. I am so excited by how it turned out:
Even the inside didn't turn out too bad:
I am meeting her mother for lunch in just a few hours to hand over the sweater. I really hope it fits her.