Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Robots Forever!

Yea! Jess Hutch has her knitted robot pattern booklet (and other knitted toys) ready for purchase! Yes, I've already purchased mine.

And in other knitting news, I'm patiently mattress stitching the sleeves onto the body of my Ribby cardigan. Steam blocking was not a great success--it smoothed out the seams enough for me to do the stitching, but I'm going to have to wet block the sweater in order to release the sleeves from their corset-like tightness. Steam just wasn't up to the challenge of my tight stitches. I was hoping to avoid that wet-sheep smell in my bathroom while it dries, but ah well.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

I can't wait to see the sweater finished! Thanks for the mattress stitch link. Stitch 'n Bitch does a fairly good job explaining it, but those great photos help a lot more.

Emily said...

Do you ever read Wired magazine? I got a copy from my dad, and there's an article in the September (I think) issue about kids and robots. The robots are used in a preschool to study human/robot interactions. Let me know when you're coming to knitting next, and I can give you the issue.

Kate said...

ooo-I haven't seen Wired in a while and that article sounds like just the ticket!