"You can talk the talk but can you walk the walk?"
That's a little phrase we like to say in my family, only half-jokingly, when someone opens their big trap about being able to do something, but comes up with an excuse for not actually doing it. The other day I boasted
about being able to knit a teddy bear, but was reminded of an unfinished Debbie Bliss bear lying abandoned at the bottom of my knitting bag. The poor guy had two legs and an arm, nothing more. So I pulled out that teddy and gave him another arm and a body. The rest is already on the needles and if I do a bit here and there in some evenings, I'll have him sewn and dressed in early spring. You bet I can walk the walk.
As regards my other knitting projects, you'll be happy to know that I've finished sewing the Muppet Pimp Coat! Weaving in a few ends and final blocking is next. I tried the sweater on and aside from the fact that I bound off the collar stitches tightly enough to make me look like Faye Dunaway post-facelift when I try to pull the sweater off, it looks cute and fits really nicely. I do feel a bit strange with the fluffiness of it, though. And the bind-off edge of the collar...better do something about that. It makes the sweater almost perilous to pull off and I kind of like having eyebrows.
As the Muppet Pimp Coat is well on its way to a wearable garment, I've already cast on stitches to make a raglan sweater
with long vertical stripes on the sleeves for my son, using yarn called Lambswool
that knits on 3mm's (thanks for the addi's, Nikki!). I'm looking forward to doing the sleeves; they're not knit from the bottom up, but from side to side and are shaped using short rows, then wristband facings are knit separately and sewn on using free-loop backstitch