quick and to the point:
Knitting I finished knitting the 2nd sleeve for Eliz I and ripped back most of the first sleeve...and started knitting it again only to realize I knit what I Thought the directions said - not what they actually say - it's not changing again. A.S. has you knit the decreases in the form of a dart in the center of the sleeve, then knit straight for awhile, then, instead of adding the increases back in the middle, she has you increase on the edges. I didn't actually read it thoroughly I guess, 'cause my increases on the sleeve are radiating from that center dart - and dang it, it's a new design feature 'cause that's how it's going to stay. I'm half-way up re-knitting what I ripped out.
Weaving, While Mark (#1 ds) and Alana (his gf) were here, with lots of direction and help they warped the loom, and Alana was able to weave herself a scarf (using stash coned yarn I might add), to take home with her. There is still enough warp on the loom for me to weave off a scarf for Mark, however for his I have to order from Halcyon yarn some Jaggerspun Maine Line 2/8 in a different color, then Lauren (youngest dsd) can weave one off for her bf.
Sewing The Missoni knock-off dress is complete, however I think I'm going to remove the sleeves and try a different sleeve on it. I bought some black cotton broadcloth Monday to make a mock up to try, before cutting into the actual dress sleeve.
In a post last week I mentioned that I was going to take stock of the UFO pile in the sewing room and dispense with it by June 30. *ahem that isn't going to be possible. I took inventory, and suffice it to say, I'm not sure that I can dispense with it in a year. I've finished 3 UFO's already since Jan 1 2007. A skirt for Katie that needed a yoke facing, some handstitching, and a hem.
Maybe the oldest UFO down there, a wool jacket started when I was in college. Alana tried it on when she was here, she likes it and it fits her, so I finished it yesterday and it will go in the mail to her as soon as I have an address to send it to.
While the kids were here we went to see the Chihuly exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.