As you can see, the placket it misaligned...not even centered !! Yeah, I felt like a dummie when I saw it...LOL! After calculating stitches and placement, I was rather proud of myself because this was my 1st placket. LOL, so much for pride!! I had, obviously miscalculated and, had I been paying attention...I would certainly have found it! But, herein lies the work of the absence of Mojo! When Mojo is with me, I don't make such stupid mistakes....yeah, I make mistakes, but I normally pick up on them and correct them, not so with the absence of Mojo.
I'm so excited! Yesterday my Big Girl Knits arrived! Lonnie is so sweet, he's always surprising me with goodies...this being one of them. I can't decide what to knit first. I really want to knit Bombshell, but, the girls in the Yahoo! group are about to do a knitalong with Boobalicious, so, I may knit Boobalicious first. Then again, I really want to knit Cherry Bomb, and then there's Lift and Separate wrap that I want to knit with the girls at Knitting Help. Then, there are the very cool felted mary janes that the model is wearing on page 118 as she's modeling the Yo! Ga pants, but don't know where to find the pattern. I asked about it at the Yahoo! group and a member said that Fiber Trends had a pattern for mary janes, but I didn't see one on the Fiber Trends website. So, I emailed Jillian Moreno to see if she knew where I could find it. Decisions, decisions....there are a few things that I have to get knit before I can begin whichever project I decide to undertake.
Speaking of other knitting projects...I am going to attempt knitting a bear for Allysa that will accompany her other birthday gifts. I've never knit a toy before. I saw what looks like a very easy pattern on Knitty Gritty earlier this week. I'm going to use the yarn that is leftover from the tops that I knit her, this way the bear will match them all.
Pet update...Sally is now doing just fine, she will have her staples removed Friday. Chloe is still missing Bo, so, I definitely have to get a companion bird. I should have already done so, but what with all of the pet traumas going on and then my hip and leg acting up, I've not gotten around to it...this must be done over the weekend! Then, there's Moshi, our big white cat...he's doing better, but he mourned Snuggle for several days. He wouldn't come when I called him, he just stayed curled up in the box that my R2 paper yarn arrived in (I can't throw it out because he's claimed it as his own...he loves boxes!). He's now purring and following me around like normal, thank God. We are adjusting to the deaths, but it's very weird...I miss these animals!!