Monday, June 18, 2007

Sushi Anyone?

I received a special box while Delphine was in the hospital full of knitting goodies (and some fun gifts for Dominic and Delphine). Let me tell you, what a treat! It was the perfect gift to keep me busy and calm during a very stressful time.

Here is the very cool sushi wallet...

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Needless to say, while staying in the hospital, waking up several times a night with the nurses, worrying about my little d, and having to go into work - I've been a little brain fried. There is a part in the pattern that describes how to make a little tube where the zipper would be. I'm sure it's a pretty basic thing to do - but I could just not wrap my brain around it. I couldn't get it to work - I kept trying different things but they just weren't right. I went to sleep that night and woke up in the middle of the night and realized I knew EXACTLY what I was doing wrong. I had to wake up Vince to tell him that I solved the problem while sleeping!

Next project will be a flower that I can't kill - a knit daffodil.

I've not posted a public thank you to those of you that sent me some wonderful goodies yet...I want to make sure I know of everyone I need to thank. I suspect however, that most of you here were part of thank you so very much. You girls knew just what I needed!


Elisa said...

Your sushi wallet looks great Melissa! I love knitting those things, though after the first one, I started cheating, and running either a smaller needle or a strand of waste yarn through the pickup row so I have to pay less attention to which row I'm looking for.

You guys have been constantly in my thoughts and I am so glad D is doing so well.

La Pez said...

I am so glad that you found something to help pass the time :D I need to find something too, after I finish M's princess hat I am tapped out on ideas. Guess I better yarn shop tonight!

Dani said...

I've been thinking about your family. I'm glad that we could help in some small way.

Gina said...

That is such a cute design. I think it's the most "arty" of the bunch. Was it hard getting the zipper in? I always turn the page on a project when I read "with some thread, backstitch the lining..." or "sew in zipper..." as if that in itself doesn't require another ten steps. Which for me starts with: "how to sew."

Love it, Melissa.

Dani said...

Make sure to add it to our FO list!

~Melissa~ said...

Don't know if you'll see this response Gina. I was a little scared of the zipper, but it went okay. I have limited sewing knowledge :)