While in Washington last week, Alicia dressed Maggie in her new jumper that I made for her---less the bows. It fit to a tee. Here's a photo of Maggie in her jumper:
We had one major problem. Somehow, a pin was left in the inside of the jumper at the straps and we didn't know about it until several hours after Maggie was dressed and she started screaming. The pin had worked its way out and was sticking her on her chin. I felt so bad. Luckily she was not seriously hurt. The only thing I can think of is that when I was turning it inside out, one of the pins came out and fell into the straps. It was one of those pins that has the little ball on the end. I tried to get it out through the seam, but it wouldn't budge. I told Alicia to try to work it down to where I had handsewn the side seam. I think it will come out better there.
In knitting news, I almost finished another pair of socks. I'm using handpainted Ambrosia yarn (70%alpaca, 20% silk and 10% cashmere) by Knit One Crochet Too in the colorway Turkish Rug, which is shades of red, green, gold, purple on a dark green background. It's beautiful yarn. I love the top stripes but hate the pooling at the in-step. I matched my colors before I started knitting to make sure they came out the same. Just look at how close I got:
The first sock is great. Angela had told me that her socks that I have made for her tend to fall down on her leg and the foot was too narrow. Not knowing what I was doing wrong, I decided to knit the tops on US 1 (2.25) and the bottoms on US 1 (2.50). We'll see if that works.
But, when you put the two together, they don't match.
I thought I wound them off the skein in the same direction. The colors did match up. So, I don't know what happened. I'll just keep these for myself and go on to the next pair.
Has this happened to any of you?